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18 54.. 


William Jenks, 
Timothy Farrar, 

David Hamblen, 


Frederic Kidder 

Lyman Mason. 

ICTTON & Wentwobth, Printebs — Transcript Office, 
No. 37 Congress Street, Boston. 


[Index of Names of Persons at the end of the volume ] 

Alford, 215 

Almanacks, interleaved, 18; early printed, 20; in 
Philadelphia, 20 
Arms of -uunier, 128'/ 

Autographs, W. Sumner, 128r/; Edward Sumner, 
128;?: Increase .'^uinner, 1287 ; Samd Shrimp- 
ton. 128r; John Yeainans, 128/; IVm. Ilyslop, 
David Ilyslop, 128;/ ; John Dane, John Dane, 
Sen., Francis Dane, 147; Michael Darstow, 
171; Simon Dradstrect, 314 ; Anne Dradstreet, 
314; Samuel Mavericke, 378 
Barbadoes, Records from, 206 
Barnstable, Inscriptions from, 214 
Bible of the Adams Family. 283 
Biographies. See Memoiks 
Books, Reviews and Notice.s of, 83 to 94 
Alden’s Medical Profe.ssion, 93 
Bartlett’s Bailey’s Journal, 91 
Buckingham’s Mech. Char, Ass’n, 92 
Chapin’s Glastonbury Centennial, 91 
Cothren’s Hist. Ancient Woodbury, 193 
Eaton’s Hist. Candia, 93 
Oreenleaf’s Genealogy, 290 
Greenleaf, T., Funeral Sermon on, 195 
Hodges’ Genealogy, 195 
Hollister’s Hist. Connecticut, 290 
.Tackson’s Newbm, 290 
Boring’s Boston Orators, 292 
Massachusetts Colony Records, 295, 369 
Massachusetts Regi.ster, 194 
Nash Genealogy, 194 
New Hampshire An. Register, 195 
Rice’s Hist of Worthington, 93 
Sparks’ Defence of Washington’s Writings, 94 
Willard’s Centen. at Lancaster, 92 
Winthrop’s Hist. New England, 83 
"Welcott’s Rock Hill Address, 94 
Boston, Early Records of, 37, 345, 349 
Boston Corner, 215 ^ 

Boston, news of the King's death received, 18 ; great 
fire in, 19; James II. proclaimed in, t 6. ; a 
market ordered, 20; Johnson burying-ground, 
83; mail communication with New York, 103; 
anew theatre, 116; a Prince’s visit to, 117; 
Gen. Washington in, 190; small-pox in, 326; 
'great contentions in the churches, 327 ; man 
hanged for the#, 327 ; an Indian hanged there, 
327; others, 328; persons killed by an explo- 
sion of powder, 329 ; damage from a tempest, 
tA. ; executions for inprdering Indians, 330; 
great fire, ;5. ; small-pox, ; another fire, 331 ; 
suicide, 332; Edes’ ship-yard, 333; Chardon 
street, 298 

Bradford, Early Marriages in, 236 
Brndstreet’s Journal, 3^ 

Braintree, South Parish Records found, 225 
Bread and Boards in early times, 86 
Cambridge, Early Records of, 345 
Candia, Notice of Eaton’s History of, 93 
Canton, 246 

Charlestown, Early Records of, 346 
Charmingfare, (Candia), 93 
Charter of Massachusetts, the original, 26 
Cochitua brook, 70; dale, 146 
Concord, Early Records of, 347 
_ Connecticut, extract from a History of, 290 
Danvers, Inscriptions from. 73 
Dedham, Early Records of, 347 

Depo.sitions about Noddle's Island, 334; Penobscot, 

Descendants of G0V.1 Bradstreet, 313 ; of Dr. F rank- 
lin, 374 

Donations to Library, 104, 199, 296, 377 
Doomsday-book, 335, 369 
Dover, Early Settler.*! of, 63, 129, 263 
Dutch Invasion of N. England, 357 
Earthquake great, of 1755, 289 
Egremont, 215 

Essex County, population of, 75 

E.ssex and Old Norfolk, Early Settlers of, 49, 163 

Exeter, Freemen at, 77 

Foxborough Cemetery Address, 94 [363 

Funeral Sermons, Researches among, 29, 179, 2o9, 
Genealogies of — 

Adams, 41 

Johnson, 232, 359 

Allerton, 270 

Lewis, 47 

Bailey, 91 

Nile.a, 261 

Bangs, 368-69 

Perkins, 100 

Bowdoin, 247 

Roberts, 63 

Bradstreet, 312 

Robins, t34. 173, 251 

Bridges, 2.52 

Rollins, 253-58 

Cradock, 27 

Scammon, 65 

Cushing, 41, 45 

Spofford, ^5 

Cutler, vii. 297 ; viii. 

Starbuck,68, 129 

Dane, 148 [259 

Strong. 180-83 

Dexter, 248 

Smith, 65 

Eliot, 45, 259 

Sumner, 128;/ 

Foxcroft, 171, 260 

Tibbeta, 130-32 

Frye, 226-27 

Townsend, 184 

Gookin, iv. 188 

Tozer, 264 

Harris, 172 

Tuttle, 132-3*4 
Twombly, ‘263 

Hinkley, 170 

Hirst, 260 

Waldron, 78 

Hopkins, vi. 43 

"Walter. 209 

Humphrey, 250 

Weld, 207 

Huntington, 186 

Wentworth, 4S, 246 

Glastonbury, Centennial at. 


Great Barrington, Indian Deed of, 215 

Green River, 215 

Guilford, sickness at, 326 

Hartford, Church troubles there, 327 

Hatfield, persons killed by Indian.^, 330 [200 

Historical Societies, Old Colony, 200; Wisconsin, 
Hog-island, 20 , 

Indians, 21, 22, 215, 239 
Indian War Papers, 239-43 

Indian Children, servants, 270-73; one hanged in 
Boston, 327; another, 328; war with, 329-30: 
some murdered, ib.; murder some English, 331 
Inscriptions, 73, 76, 214, 235, 243, 128e, 285, 185 , 

Ipswich-Canada, vi. 368 
Irish, some brought over, 77 
Journal, by Rev. Simon Bradstreet, 325 
Lakeville, Inscriptions, 285 
Lancaster, Address at 200th Anniversary, 92 
Letter of Rev. Andrew Eliot, 373 
Lisbon destroyed by an Earthquake, 289 
Longevity, 17, 22 

Lyndeboro’, Materials for a History of, 94 
Maine, Indian War in, 177, 239; other affairs, 287 
Marblehead, Materials for a History of, 288 
Marriages and Deaths, 95, 196, 294, 375 
Marshfield, burials in, 191-92, 228-30 
Massachusetts Colony Records, 195; who was first 
Governor of, 87 
Members, election of, 104, 199 



V General Index. 

Memoirs of — 
Ailerton, 265 
Appleton, 9 
Bowdoin, 247 
Bradstreet, 313 
Brooks, 297 
Clap, 248 
Cradock, 25 
Cross, 33 
Cushing, 41, 45 

Dexter. 248 
Eddy, 201 
Foxcroft, 171 
Gore, 35 
Paddock, 251 
Sumner, 105 
Townsend, 184 
Willard, 262 
AVilliams, 174 

Milford, Church Members, 176 
Monticello, Inscription to Jefferson, 235 
Mount Washington, 215 
Narrative of John Dane, 147-156 
Newbury, Materials for the History of, 72; troubles 
there, 274 

New England, Winthrop’s History of, by J. Savage, 
83-90; Orders in Council concerning, 135; ship 
Desire built in, 140 
New England Chronology, 18 
New Hampshire, Deeded to Wheelwright, 90 
New Hampshire, Petition of Settlers of, 233 
New London, Murder at, 331 
Newton, History of, 290 
New York, Mail Communication with, ninety-eight 
years ago, 103 

New York, taken by the Dutch, 329 
Noddle’s Island, Petition about, 334 
Norfolk, Early ^ttler.s of. See Essex. 

Norfolk County, Medical Profession, 93 
Norsey^Bark, 86 

Old Colony Historical Society, 200 
Old Colony Inscriptions, 285 
Padlock, a remarkable one, 75 
Payments for the Register, 104, 200, 295, 378 

Pedigrees. See Genealogies. 

Penobscot, Depositions about, 287 
Pequot War, 290-291 
Portland, Inscriptions from, 76 
Prentice Family, Note on, ^3 
Prince’s Subscribers, Memoirs of, 41, 247, 171 
Provincetown, Records of, 217 
Reminiscences, by Gen. Sumner, 187 
Rhode Island Affairs, 293, 357, 362 
Salem-Canada, 94 

Sali.sbury, Early Settlers of, 79, 157, 223 
Salmon Falls, 21 

Sheffield, formerly Great Barrington, 215 
Small Pox, 21 

Taunton, Early Schoolmaster at, 156 
Theatricals, 116 

Topsfield, Extract from Records of, 77 
Uncle Sam, Origin of, 377 • ' 

Vermont, Statistics concerning, 103 
WeathersOeld, damage by Lightning, 328; Murder 
there by Indians, 3^ 

West Newbury, Antiquity, 185 
AVest Roxbury, Inscriptions, 243 
Weymouth, Early Records of, 348 
Whale, one caught below the Castle, 327 
Willoughby, County Lincoln. Record from, 251 
Wills, 23, 55 , 69, 71, 128f, 145, 169, 275, 309, 351 
A\ inchendon, vi. 368 

Wilton, N. H , Materials for a History of, 94 
AVi.<?consin, the State Historical Society of, 200 
Witchcraft, one burnt for, 1786, 238 
Woburn, Murder there, 328 
Woodbury, Notice of the History of, 193 
Worthington, Rice’s History of, 93 
Wrentham, England, Correspondence, 245 



vor.. vin. 

JANUARY, 1854. 

NO. 1, 


Samukl Appleton was the oldest meml)er of a family whose 
name, during the last half century, has been intimately associated 
with the j)rosperity of Poston, and with all of its most im})ortant 
interests. He himself might have been singled out as the model 
of what a merchant should l)c. Alike high-minded in gaining 
and public spirited in using his means — in his industry and liberal 
enterprise, his scrupulous uprightness and large beneficence, he 
was one of the most marked men of a profession, which includes 
within its ranks so much of the energy, enterprise and talent of 
New England. 

Mr. Aiipleton was a native of New Ipswich, N. II., and was 
born June 22, 1766. He commenced life with no advantages, 
except the inestimable one of being trained in childhood in the 
home of judicious and excellent parents. His father, Dea. Isaac 
Appleton, was one of the most respected citizens of New Ipswich, 
but, like all his neighbors, was subject to the deprivations and 
hardships of what then was a newly settled country. 

In a family of twelve brothers and sisters, Samuel was the third. 
Except such instruction as he received at home, all his opportuni- 
ties of education were confined to a few interrupted weeks, each 
year, from the age of ten to sixteen, in the district school. He 
however made such good use of his opportunities that, at seven- 
teen, he was himself selected to teach a school, and was so suc- 
cessful that during the succeeding winters, and so long as he was 
willing to engage in the office of teaching, his services Avere in 
great request in his own and in the neighboring towns. To the 
day of his death, he took the greatest delight in recalling the 
scenes, the friendships and the labors of these seasons of school- 
keeping, when the teacher often had scholars older than himself ; 
when he was sometimes obliged to be a hard student at home that 
he might keep in advance of his pupils at school, and when his 
sovereignty over the young republicans about him required the 
exercise of prudence and self control as Avell as vigor. 


10 Notice of Samuel Appleton. [Jan. 

At twenty-two years of age he joined a party of young men in 
settling a township in Maine ; the conditions being that the^^ should 
have each alternate lot, pfovided they would build a house, and 
clear up a certain number of acres. In this occupation two sum- 
mers were employed, and the various experiences of frontier life, 
the hardships encountered with the hopeful heart of youth, and 
the expedients by means of which difficulties were overcome, 
were the subject of much amusement in after years. But labor 
on a farm was not to his taste. It was evident that his special 
gift was not for handling the axe and guiding the plough. He 
had an early desire to become a merchant, and, the way opening 
for acting out this inclination, he entered into business in the 
country; first, at Ashburnham, in company with Col. Jewett, and 
afterwards at New Ipswich, with Charles Barrett, Esq. These 
fields however were too narrow for his ambition. In 1794, at the 
age of 28, he established himself as a merchant in Boston, and 
from that time his career was one of uninterrupted and honorable 
prosperity and usefulness. In 1799, he visited England, and hav- 
ing formed a partnership with his younger brother, Hon. Nathan 
Appleton, he was for many years engaged very extensively in the 
importation of English goods. At a later period he was largely 
interested in the Cotton manufacture, which, with a wise foresight 
of the future industrial wants of the country, had been introduced 
through the agency of his brother, acting in connection with 
two or three associates, first at Waltham, and afterwards at Lowell. 
As he grew older, he gradually withdrew from business, and at 
length retired from any active participation in it. But he retired 
from business only to give his thoughts more exclusively to 
objects of kindness, charity, and public utility. 

One of the beautiful traits of his character was his strong attach- 
ment for everything connected with his early life. He never 
forgot his birthplace ; and its interests were his interests. In any 
matter relating to its general welfare, he would have been very 
sorry if the people of his native town had forgotten to ask him for 
his aid. Among other things, the Academy, which was largely 
indebted to his liberality for the funds which have placed it on a 
permanent foundation, will be for him a lasting memorial. His 
early friends never lost their hold on his interest, and there was 
no part of life which he took such pleasure in recalling as he did 
the scenes and labors and struggles of his youth. One of the 
surest tests of an unspoiled heart — he carried through life the af- 
fections, the simple tastes, and the cheerful, hopeful feelings of his 
earliest years. 

A stranger on seeing him, we think, would have been first 
struck by his apparent simplicity and open-hearted honesty. It 
was in his manner, in his look, and in the tones of his voice. 
There was no mistaking it. He was an honest man. Without 


1851.] Notice of Samuel Appleton, i 11 

subterfuge or disguise, incapable of anything indirect or under- 
lianded, lie had no concealments of his own, and anything in the 
form of a secret was to him a trouble and a burden. He knew of 
bnt one way of speaking, and that was, to say straight on, the 
truth. It was a principle grown into a necessity of his moral 
life. lie did not know what else to say. It might be difllcult 
to utter it, but he really could not help it. And so out of the 
simplicity of his nature his yea was yea, and his nay, nay. This 
was allied with the kindest and tenderest feelings. No one felt 


more pain in giving j>ain to another. But though he might be 
kind, and gentle, and tender, he could not help being honest. He 
was himself so thoroughly upright that it was hard for him to 
doubt the honesty of other men, and, as is so often the case, men 
were really to him what he expected them to be. Said the wri- 
ter of this notice to him, — and the answer threw light alike on 
his own character and on the character of merchants generally, — 
“ You hav^e been long engaged in business, under a great variety 
of circumstances, and in ditferent countries; — what is your opin- 
ion in regard to the honesty of mankind?” “Very favorable;” 
he replied. “ Very generally I tliink they mean to be honest. I 
have never in my life met with more than three or four cases in 
which I tliought a man intended to be dishonest, in dealing with 

A striking evidence of his character, and of the way in which 
he himself was regarded, occurred on the only occasion during 
his life when he was sued. About the year 1820, a merchant 
tailor, named Endicot, died, leaving a residue of his estate to a 
Baptist Society. Among his papers was a note signed by Sam- 
uel Appleton, and endorsed by Dacoster Marshall, for a few 
hundred dollars. ^Flie Committee of the Society called on Mr. 
Appleton for payment. The handwriting was so very like his, 
that it was impossible to distinguish one from the other; but he 
refused to pay it, declaring it to be, in spite of the resemblance, a 
forgery. A suit was brought on the note, which was in fact out- 
lawed. He would not, howev^er, allow any plea of this kind to 
be made, but steadily denied the signature. As the endorsement 
was evidently genuine, and no other person of the same name 
was known, the whole matter was enveloped in mystery. This 
was increased by the fact that he had had dealings with the house 
of Dacoster & Marshall, as appeared by his books, though noth- 
ing was found in them to confirm this note. On the trial, his 
brother was called as one of the witnesses. He testified that 
he could not distinguish the signature from Mr. Appleton’s 
handwriting ; but that, as he himself had kept the books at 
the time, and his brother’s notes were always paid when due, 
and there was no trace of such a note, it could not be genuine. 
Notwithstanding this admitted resemblance of the handwriting, 


Notice of Samuel Appleton. 


and notwithstanding the charge of the Judge was rather against 
the defendant, the Jury found a verdict in his favor. Mr. D. Ellis 
was foreman ; and he stated that the verdict was founded on the 
fact that the Jury was quite sure that Mr. Appleton would not 
dispute the payment of the note, except on the certainty that he 
did not owe it. 

Mr. A., however, was not satisfied to leave the matter here, if 
it were possible to unravel the mystery. Some years after, he 
was in Italy, and went to Naples, where Mr. Degen at that time 
resided, — the gentleman who was assignee of Dacoster & Mar- 
shall, and had made the endorsement in their behalf. His first 
step on landing was, not to visit any of the wonders of nature or 
art, but to search out Mr. D., who, in answer to his enquiries, 
stated that he perfectly well recollected the circumstance of there 
being such a note, but that the signer of the note was a ship- 
master of the same name, who resided in Portland, and who had 
been dead for some years. Besides his memory of the event, he 
had at his country house the books of the firm, and on examining 
them, they were found to confirm entirely Mr. Appleton’s convic- 
tions, and to show the reasonableness of the confidence placed by 
his neighbors and fellow-citizens in his accuracy and integrity. 

Mr. A. was the artificer of his own fortune. He was, — what so 
many who are described as such, are not, — essentially a self-made 
man. From early youth, he had nothing on which to rely but 
his own resources of mind and character. The friends whom he 
never failed to find, and of whom no man had more, were at- 
tracted to him by his own merits. No one owed less in early life 
to what is termed good fortune. Every advancing step was the 
legitimate result of preceding self-denial, foresight, integrity, and 
cheerful labor. A full account of his early career would be a 
hardly less instructive one to young men, than that of Franklin. 
Nothing could furnish a better commentary on the selfish folly of 
those who think that they do well to be angry with the world, 
because it does not load them with prosperity before they have 
done anything to deserve it. He was an accomplished merchant, 
but his prosperity, instead of being accidental, was owing to years 
of persevering industry, to his uprightness, to a singularly quick 
perception of character, and to a native good sense and soundness 
of judgment, which would have made him successful in any vo- 
cation that he might have chosen. 

He doubtless had the New England love of success in what 
he undertook. But there were things which he valued more than 
success. He valued a liberal heart in his own bosom, and an 
unreproaching conscience, more than he did money. Mammon 
was. never his god, but his servant. His gains had on them no 
dark spots. In recalling the early years of .mercantile life, when 
habits were forming, and temptations to one struggling into busi- 


Notice of Samuel Appleton. 


ness with limited means were many, it gratified him to remember 
that he never was sued, and during that time had never instituted 
a suit against any one ; that he made very few bad debts : that 
he never lost a good customer, and that of the many orders given 
him to be filled very much at his own discretion, the case scarcely 
occurred in which any complaint ever reached his ear, of the 
manner in which it had been executed. He never sought large 
profits ; he would not make money out of other men’s necessities, 
and throughout life, carrying out to the letter his notions of obe- 
dience to law, he would never receive more than the legal rate of 
interest for what he had loaned. He accumulated a fortune, be- 
cause he was a sagacious and accomplished man of business, and 
not because of any grasping passion for accumulation. On the 
contrary, instead of the love of money growing with his years, 
during the latter part of life, he systematically limited its increase. 
Among his papers is one dated 1823, containing some resolutions 
which he hoped to carry out with more fidelity than he had done 
before. Among them, he says, “ I promise, during the following 
year, to spend the whole of my income, either in frivolity, amuse- 
ment, public utility, or benevolence.” Although the last object 
is introduced so casually, those who were accpiainted with him 
will understand how large a place it held in his thoughts. An- 
other similar paper is found for 1828, in which, after saying in 
general terms that he has observed men, as they have grown old 
in years, growing anxious about property till they have seemed to 
think of little else, and wishing to avoid that state of mind, he 
promises that during the ensuing year he will spend the whole of 
his income ; making, however, with the careful forethought of 
one who meant to perform what he resolved, the single reserva- 
tion of so large a part of the dividends on his manufacturing 
stocks, as should be required to pay any new assessments. How 
large and liberal were his ideas of one’s duty to promote the wel- 
fare of others, is seen in the fact that the amount which he gave 
away during his life, was scarcely less than what he had retained 
for himself. 

His relations with his kindred were always of the most inter- 
esting kind. Many of his brothers and sisters had large families ; 
and among their children, as a matter of course, was every variety 
of fortune. Having no children of his own, he adopted into the 
circle of his alfections the children of his brothers and sisters ; and 
during the latter years of his life, no single thing engrossed so 
much of his thoughts, as their interest and happiness. 

In 1819 he married Mrs. Mary Gore. This is no place in 
which to speak of domestic life, but it may be said that while 
happy in so many other things, he deemed himself to have been 
signally blessed in this relation. There never was a more sun- 
shiny home ; and for the sunshine which filled it, it was his hap- 

14 Notice of Sainuel Appleton. [Jan. 

piness to feel that he was indebted to the character and affection 
of the wife whom he loved. 

It would be difficult to imagine a more beautiful old age. 
During its last years he was confined very much to his room and 
to his chair ; but those who were dearest to him were always 
near him. His room was the great centre of domestic attraction 
and enjoyment. His heart was so warm, and fresh, and sympa- 
thetic, that others felt that their pleasures were doubled by his 
participation in them ; and on the contrary, he could never enjoy 
anything alone. The words of Ben Jonson described his habit- 
ual feeling : 

“ That is but half a joy, is all our own.” 

On any afternoon that you might visit him, you were likely to 
find around him some of those who in former years had been en- 
gaged with him in business, or his kindred, or the young children 
of his old friends, for his affectionate nature drew the young to him 
not less than those who were more advanced ; and there too you 
met a constant succession of persons who sought his aid for pub- 
lic objects, or private charities. To consider and meet these calls 
was indeed the great work of his later years. He held his for- 
tune as a means of usefulness, and there was scarcely a day in the 
year in which he did not contribute more or to some benev- 
olent object. He of course exercised his own judgment as to 
whether he would give or not give, and he carried into his works 
of benevolence the same good sense and clearness of mind which 
had characterized him as a merchant ; but he would have taken 
it unkindly if, in any enterprise for the public good, or any pur- 
pose of private charity, he had been overlooked by his friends. 
It is sometimes an ungracious task to ask men to contribute 
money ; but Mr. Appleton, whether he saw fit to give or to de- 
cline giving, made you understand that he considered that you 
had done him a favor in letting him have the opportunity. He 
not only gave with no grudging hand, but he was very likely to 
add, that if, after applying to others, there should still be a defi- 
ciency, he would like to be called on again. 

During the latter part of his life, he made it a rule to spend his 
whole income every year ; and there was scarcely any public en- 
terprise within that period, or any work of utility, or any charita- 
ble institution, or any effort to promote education in the city of 
Boston, to which he was not a large contributor. Nor were his 
benefactions confined to the city of his home ; but throughout 
New England his name will be permanently connected with the 
charitable, educational and religious institutions which received 
aid from his ready and large-hearted munificence. 

But that which characterized his old age more than anything 
else, was a constantly growing interest in the welfare of the poor. 

1854 .] 

Notice of Samuel Appleton. 


lie regularly placed large sums in the hands of jdiysicians and 
others who were in the way of seeing those in destitution, and 
on whose good sense and good feeling he relied, to be distributed 
as their judgment should dictate. He could not bear to think 
that any one, whom he could relieve, should suifer from want. 
It was Cecil, we think, who said that he always thought of the 
world as divided into two lieaps, one of happiness and the other 
of misery, and that it was his ])urpose to take something from the 
latter and to add something every day to the former. No one 
ever acted more habitually on this idea than Mr. Appleton. ^Vith 
the habits and decision brought out of a struggling and energetic 
manhood, there were many things he could resist ; hut a poor 
child, or a j)oor man, he could not resist. He could not resist 
any tale of want, and though uttered in a whisper, he heard it 
above all the noise of the world. 

Those were the only unsatisfactory days to him, in which he 
had not done something to promote some one’s welfare, or to re- 
lieve some one’s distress. And all this was done so modestly, so 
kindly, so much as if he were receiving a favor, that the man- 
ner doubled its value. He gave money to the poor in such a 
way that they gave him hack their hearts. lie bore all his fac- 
ulties so meekly, his manners were characterized hy such an 
ird^red courtesy, and his good deeds were so simple and unalloyed, 
that they awakened in all around him kind and friendly feelings. 
It is said of Raphael that the influence of his genial and kindly 
character was such, that “ the painters who worked around him 
lived in perfect harmony, as if all bad feelings were extinguished 
in his presence, and every base, unworthy thought had passed 
from their minds.” So Mr. A.’s character seemed to create 
around him a sphere of just thoughts and kind aliections. 

Ilis religious views and feelings partook of the simplicity of his 
general character. Though he had decided opinions, he never 
took any strong interest in questions of controversial theology. 
His experience of life had taught him that good men were con- 
fined to no theological party, and it was his conviction that the 
fundamental principles of religion, m spite of minor differences, 
were received by all sects. His nature was not speculative but 
practical, and religion with him took a practical form. He 
thought little of words and much of the substance. Better words 
to describe him, as he appeared in his habitual course, could 
hardly be chosen, than those in which the prophet gives the com- 
prehensive test of a right life : — ‘‘ What doth the Lord require of 
thee, but to do justly, to love mercy, and walk humbly before 
God.” He had the trusting heart of the child ; and the practical 
form which his faith in a spiritual life assumed, was touchingly 
illustrated in an incident that occurred during the year preceding 
his own death. A favorite nephew, to whom he had bequeathed 

16 Notice of Samuel Appleton, [Jan. 

in his will a large proportional amount of his estate, died before 
him, and by the terms of the will, a half-sister, between whom 
and Mr. A. there was no blood relationship, became entitled to 
these bequests. The executor called Mr. Appleton’s attention to 
the fact, thinking that he might wish to make some change in 
the disposition of his property. After taking the subject into full 
consideration, his reply was, If, in the other Avorld, there is any 
knowledge of what is done in this, I should not like to have my 
nephew, whom I so loved and trusted, find that my first act, on 
learning his death, is the revocation or curtailment of a bequest 
made in his favor, and which, if he had survived me, would have 
eventually benefited her who was nearest and dearest to him. 
The will must stand as it is.” 

He died without issue, at his residence in Boston, July 12, 
1853, having just entered on the eighty-eighth year of his age. 
His death was as tranquil as his life. He had always dreaded a 
lingering dissolution, and his desire that the last hour might come 
suddenly was granted. On the last morning of his life, he en- 
joyed his usual health. During the day he had suffered some 
pain and uneasiness, but the remedies applied had relieved him, 
and he said, “I will now try to sleep.” He composed him- 
self for this purpose, and sunk into slumber. In a few mo- 
ments, however, Mrs. Appleton was alarmed by his louder breath- 
ing ; she ran to his bed-side, and summoned an attendant. He 
was lying in the same attitude of repose. He was sleeping, but 
the sleep that had fallen upon him so gently was the sleep of 
death ! ” 

His mind retained its vigor and clearness to the very last, and 
up to the closing hours of life, he had been employed on thoughts 
and plans of beneficence. The sinking sun went down through 
a twilight over which collected all the beauty of the day. 

“ Sure the last end 

Of the good man is peace. How calm his exit ! 

Night dews fall not more calmly on the ground, 

Nor weary, worn-out winds expire so soil.” 

Mr. Appleton was one of those men who not only give a char- 
acter to the community in which they live, but who create its 
character. His enterprise, his great soundness of judgment, his 
stainless integrity, and his liberality, made him one of those 
standards of character by which men around measure themselves 
and others. Such men raise the general average of character 
throughout the community. Illiberal customs, and underhanded 
methods of business, are shamed away from their presence. The 
young honor and imitate, and those who are older, take a heart- 
ier interest in whatever relates to the general good. We are 
accustomed to speak of the benevolent acts of such a man. but 


Notice of Samuel Appleton. 


infinitely greater than the immediate good done to the recipients 
of the charity, is the general feeling of liberality which such acts 
awaken and keep alive in the community. Three men, near 
neighbors, intimate friends, associated much together in common 
pursuits, died nearly together : Mr. Amos Lawrence, Mr. Robert 
G. Shaw, and Mr. Appleton. Without detracting from the merits 
of others, it cannot be doubted that these men stood second to 
none in their liberality towards all objects that had a bearing on 
the general welfare, and that any reputation which Boston may 
have, was owing, in at least a full proportion, to their character. 
But whatever of good they may have done to individuals or insti- 
tutions, the greatest good came from the modest, unpretending 
uprightness and liberality of their lives, which showed that men 
might accumulate money and yet value it for its true uses; which 
gave the visible proof that successful labors did not require the 
drying up of the heart, and which established a standard of wise 
and large heneficence. A few accomplished and successful men 
of business, if they are at the same time selfish and sordid, will 
lower the whole moral feeling of the business community in 
which they live. And, on the contrary, if right minded, gener- 
ous, just, living for others as well as themselves, they elevate 
the whole moral character of business life. 

There are many who are liberal after their death, who give- 
wisely, perhaps, that which they can no longer retain. Mr. Ap- 
pleton will be remembered as one who, all his days, made use of 
prosperity to promote the welfare of others, whose heart grew 
liberal, and whose hand was opened wider as his means in- 
creased ; and whose unostentatious course was, from the begin- 
ning, like that of a stream through the valley, giving fertility to 
the whole region through which it flows, and like that too, 
hiding itself under the very verdure which it has nourished. He 
has passed from this world, followed by kind, atfeetionate and 
grateful memories ; and at that day, whose inquisition all may 
fear, and when the best may shrink from answering for them- 
selves, we may believe that he shall be one of that number — 
most blessed — who shall have many to bear witness for them — 
one of those of whom tlie poor shall say, “ he relieved our neces- 
sities and the naked, “ he clothed us and the sick and in 
prison, ‘Mie visited us;” and the orphan, the friendless and the 
forsaken, when we thought ourselves forgotten by man, by him 
we were remembered.” 

Longevity of Quakers. — The late census returns in England 
reveal the singular fact, that the average age attained by this 
peaceful sect is fifty-one years two months and twenty-one days, 
while half of the population of this country die before reaching 
the age of twenty-one, and the average duration of life, the world 
over, is but thirty-three years. — [Newspaper^ 9 Sept.^ 1853. 



New England Chronology, 



Derived from a volume of Interleaved Almanacks^ which belonged to Judge Sewall^ 

and interspersed throughout with his manuscript memoranda ; now in possession 

(^Fredekic Kidder, Esq. 

[Prepared for the Press by the Editor of the Register.] 

[Continued from Vol. VII, page 346.] 

Apl. 3. Joseph Eliot & I grafted some walnut trees 14. 1685. Ship 
arriues from Newcastle & brings Newes of y® Death of Charles 
ye 2d & Proclamation of James y® 2d. King : The Master 

brought a couple of printed Proclamations relating to yt affair. 
Newes came to us as w'ere busy opening y® nomination just be- 
fore dinner. Vete 

In ye morn, before I went, ye Gov^ told me y^ a shpm^. had been 
with him from Nevis, who told him y*^ y® Gov^ Stapleton should 
say we should haue a new governour before he got to Boston. 

Carried my wife to George Bairsto’s yest^ . Apl. I3th. 

Apl. 16. Thorsday, a vessel arriues from London ; bringing orders to 
ye several Colonies to proclaim ye King. Mr. Blalhwayt writes 
to Simon Bradstreet, Esq. Superscribed — For his Maj’** Ser- 
vice — advising y^ would be for best for us early to do it ; & 
our charter being vacated in law, was ye reason we not writ to. 
was a letter writt to Sim. Bradstreet, Mr. Stoughton, Dudley, 
Bulkly, Shrimpton, Wharton, to y® same purpose, & copies of 
Proclamations fill’d up to Plimouih or at least of y® letter writt 
to y- [them.] 

Apl. 20. Mond. K. is proclaimed 8 Comp® & Troop 3 volleys canon, 
child kills itself with a knife. 

Apl. 23. Thorsd. Mother Sewall comes by water in Stephen Green- 
leaf to see us. 

Apl. 28. Tuesd. Begin to wean little Hull. 

29. Wed. The vessel of wh®h Ma^. Solley dy’d Master in Lon- 
don, arriues & brings Gazetts to y® 2*^ of March. King buried 
Feb. 24. even. 

May 1. Frid. Mother Sewall goes to Salem, My wife and I accompa- 
ny her to Capt. Marshal’s & there take lave. An Apsom [Aps- 
ham.^] man of ab^ 5. w. pass, arriues y® day. Mr. Smith from 
Barbados & others. Father Town buried at Cambridge this day. 

May 3. Sab. A letter from y® North Ch. read, wherein Messengers 
desired in order to Ordaining Mr. Cotton Mather, [worn^ Boston. 

1685. “ By Nath. Mather Philom.” — Boston in New Eng. Printed 
by & for Samuel Green. 1685. [No items in this ] 

1686. By S. D. — Cambridge : Printed by Samuel Green, Sen. Printer 

to Harvard Colledge in N. Eng. A D. J686. “ For y® wori 

Samuel Sewall Esq^”— “Delivered me py® Gov*" Jan^ 21. 1685-6. 
Sent it seems by y® author.” 

Mar. 5. Supply Clap. — 9. 3. Sepult. 

11. James Morgan. 

April 2. 6. Obit Mr. T. Thacher. 

2C. 3. S. Cotton Mr. 

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\^Printcd items from the foot of the Calendar pa ^es follow ] 

May — From tlie planting of the Three Vnited Colonyes in New 
England till the year 1679. Ilaue dyed Seventeen sustayning 
office in our Commonwealths, wherof Seven were Goevnors ; 
Two deputy Governours : 8 assistants. Printed Chron. at foot 
of May. 

June 18. Hull moritar. 19. Sepultus est. MS. i7i Calendar p. 

Since the gathering of Congregations in N. E. until the year 
1679 : xxvii. I’astors Teachers haue departed this life. Since 
the founding of a Colledge in N. E. till the year 1678. inclusive, 
three Pres'dents and two being Fellows thereof haue deceased. 

July. — Some remarkable occurrences in N. E. since 1678. 

Aug. 7. 1679. A great Fire in Boston. 

Dec. 10. 1679. Mr. Samuel Whiting Past. Ch. at Lyn dyed. 

Sept. 16. 1680. Mr. Josiah F'lint Past Ch. Dorch dyed. 

Dec. 18. 1680. Josiah Winslow Esq. Gov Plim Col dyed. 

Aug. 5. — W. Harrison Sepultus. MS. in Calendar p. 

July 25. 1681. Mr. Vrian Oakes Pr. Mar. Col. & Past. Ch. at Camb. 

Sept. 8. 1681. Mr. John Foster, Printer accurate Astronomer dyed. 

Sept. 28. 1681. Edward Ting Esq. aged 81 years dyed. 

Sept. 24. Clap exit. — Ms. 

Apl. 4. 1682. Mr. Joseph Taylor min at S. Hampton d. 

Aug 22. 1682. Mr. Isaac Foster (formerly Fel. II. C.) min. Hartf^. d. 

Sept. 19. 1682. Maj. G. Dan. Denison, Esq. dyed. 

Mar. 13. 1683 Major [T/rnmns] Clerke Esq. dyed. 

Oct. 19. Ruth Quincy. MS 

Apl. 16. 1683. Wm. Leit, Esq. Gov. Con^. Col dyed. 

July 19. 1683. Mr. Wm. Andrew — Sch' mast at Ipswich, dyed. 

29. The 1st Ind. ordeynM minest. was Daniel of Natick. 

Sept. 30. “ Capt. John Mull Esq. dyed. 

Nov. 5. 6. Mr. Morton. 

18. 5. Jn°. Neponet [Indian.^ 26. first snow. Ms. 

Feb. 15. 1681. Major I’homas Savage, Esq. dyed. 

Oct. 8. 1683. Capt. Dan’. Fisher. Esq. dyed. 

23. “ The worshipful Joseph Dudley Esq. and John Richards 

Esq. Agents for the Mass. Coll, arrive safe at Boston, having 
been absent 1. year & 5' months. 

Dec. 19. Sund. The King Fisher. 20. 2. Sir Edm. Gover’’. ' 

Jan. 4. Capt. Hutchinson & I went on board y^ Kingfisher as she lay 
without the wharfs. Mi in Cal. ps. 

Apl. 20. 1685. King James II. Proclaimed in Boston. 

June 8. “ Mr. Thomas Shepard Past. Chas". Ch. dyed. 

July 2. 1684. Mr. John Rogers Presed. of Mar. Col. dept*’, this life as 
the sun was clearing itself of an eclipse. 

Feb. July 15. 1685. A great lightning, wherewith were killed a 
man, w’oman and two Horses. 

Aug. 8. 1685. Mr. John Sherman Pastour of the Ch. at Watertown & 
skilfull Mathematician dyed. 

Aug. 17. 1685 Mr. W*”. Adams Past. Ch. at Dedham dyed. 

Since the Impression for February, wee hear of the deplora- 
ble decease of the Rd. Aged Mr. Thomas Cobbet Minister at 
Ipswich & of the Rd. Mr. Nathaniel Chauncy, Minister at Hat- 
field. Printed at the foot of the last page. 


New England Chronology. [Jan. 

“As to y® Ecleps, See Sir Mather’s Almanack.” [Wrilien 
in side marg. agt. the acct. of the Eclipse.^ 

“ The above acc® of y® Eclipse (abating y® parentesis) was 
truer by much than Mr. Mather’s. It ended about 8 o’clock 
clouds \word gone.y'' Ms. foot same page.' 

1686. By Nathanael Mather.. — New England, Boston., Printed & 
Sold by Samuel Green., 1686. 

Nov. .5. 6. Mr. Morton. — 19. 6. Small Pocks. 

Dec. 12. 1. Clutterbuck arrives. — 14.3. Legg arrives. — 19. King-fisher, 
Navis is between 6 & 7. hund. Tuns. 

Jan. 13. 5. Funeral. — 30. 1. Steph. Sewall natus. 

Feb. 1. 3. Miss Luscomb. dyes. 6. 1. Stephen Sewall baptizatus — 
24. Mr. Corlett. 

1686. Kalendarium Pennsilvaniense, OR, America’s Messinger. Be- 
ing an Almanack [&c.] — By Samvel Atkins. Printed & sold 
by William Bradford at Philadelphia in Pensilvania, 1685. 

1687. By John Tally. — Boston, Printed by S. Green for Benjamin 

Harris at his Shop by the Town Pump near the Ex- 
change. 1687. “ Rec^. Dec. 6. 1686.” MS. foot of tit. 

April 6. 4. Higginson 20 Noyes. 

21. 5 Mr. George Shove dies. 22'^ buried. 

May 2. 2. Hog Island. 

May 9. Capt. Hamilton moritur. — 

17. 3. Sepultus est. 

28. Legg sails. 

31.3. R. Walker sepultus est. 

June 28. 3. Phipps 

4. Sat. The Lightning awfully shatterd y® side of a tree at 
[word gone] Hog Island. 

July 12. Harris sails. 

27. 4. Stephen buried. 

Augt 9. 3. Capt. Gerrish dies. ID^^ buried. 

16. Elder Wiswall dies. 19^^. buried. 

24. Capt. Nicholson. 

Sept. 30. Mis. Rawlings buried. 

Nov. 1. Mis. Saffin — 12. 7. Sepulta est. 

17. 5. Sir W*". Phips Commission. 

22. Justice Lynde moritur. — 26. 7. Sepultus. 

Dec. 2. Jn°. Hayward scr. — MS. in Cal. ps. 

Joshua Raymond of Block Island. MS. top of last p. 

May 14. 1686. Arrived from England, His Majesties Commission to 
divers worthy Gentlemen, to be a President Council for the 
management of his Majesties Government here, & accordingly 
on the 25f^‘ of May, 86. the President & Council being assemb- 
led in Bo'iton. the exemplification of the Judgement against the 
Charter of the Late Governour, Company of the Massachu- 
setts Bay in N. E. together with his Majesties Commission of 
Government were publickly read, received by persons of all 
conditions with general Acceptance. 


There is Appointed by Authority a Market to be kept in Bos- 
ton, and a Committee is ordered to meet and state the place, & 
days, &L other cirumstances relating to the good settling there- 

1854 .] 

New England Chronology. 


of : of which a more particular Account may be speedily ex- 
pected. Last p. of TuUy's Al'^.for 1687. 

1687. [iVo author indicated.'^ — Cambridge. Printed by »S. G., Colledg 
Printer. 1687. 

On Dec*’. 19. 1686. Arrived at Nantaskit his Excellency S’” 
Edmond Andross, His Majesties Generali Governour, of his 
Territory and Dominion of New England in America. He land- 
ed at Boston on the Monday following, and was received w^h 
general 1 Acclamation of Joy, Printed on hack of title. 

1688, By Jo/m Tally. “ Bought of Benj. Harris Jan. 4. 1687-8” MS. 
on titl. Imprimatur Edm. Randolph. Seer. — Boston, Printed 
by Samuel Green. 1688. 

Since the arrival of his Excellency Sir Edmond Androsse Kt. 
Gov*" of His Majesties Territories in New Eng Dec 20. 1686, 
2 years. Printed Chron Table at end. 

“ No Cambridge Almanack this year.” MS. at end. 

16‘^9. By John Tally, [Licence Sf Imprint same as last; no items."] 

1690. By John Tally. [No imprimatur.] Boston : Printed & sold by 
Samuel Green., near the South Church. 1690. 

Mar. 18. Salmon t'alls. [Destroyed by the French Indians] 

May 11. Small Pox in family. 12. Gilbert from London. 16. 
Watch S. Comp". 

June 18. Sm' Pocks exit. July 6. Capt. Noah Wiswall — [Killed in 
fight with Indians, in Lee N. II.] Aug. 4. Watch S. Com. Nov. 
27. Ragland moritur. 

Dec. 19. 6. Mr. Jn«. Clark buried. — 25. 5. Mr. Jn”. Coney buried. 

1690. Harvard’s Ephemeris, [&c.] — By H. Newman. Cambridge. 
Printed by Samul Green. 1690. 

A Prognostication for the year 1688. Calculated for the Meridian of 
BOSTON ; & may without any sensible Error serve for any other place 
in New England. 

Thus Oeader, by our Astrologick Art, 

Future Events we unto thee impart; 

Yet ’lis with this Reservation iho’ 

If they come not to Pass, we’d have them do. 

For all Predictions do to this belong, 

That Either they are right, or they are wrong. 


Janueary’s Observations. 

The weather is very cold ; but where Jealousie is hot, that house is 
Hell, and the woman the Master Devil thereof. 

February’s Observations. 

You Lads & Lasses would repine, 

Should we forget St. Valentine. 

When young men do present their Loves 
With Scarfs, with Ribons & with Gloves, 

And to shew manners not forget all 
Give them a lick under the Snot-gall ; 

Then one a Cursie dops anon. 

And smiling says, I thank thee, John 

On the 28th day of this month is like to be a very comfortable smell of 
Pancakes & Friters. The nights are still cold & long, which may cause 


New E ngland Chronology. 


great conjunction betwixt the male & Female Planets of our sublunary 
Orb, the effects whereof may be seen about nine months after, and por- 
tend great charges of Midwife, Nurse, & Naming the Bantling. 


This is Love’s month, else Poets lie, what then ? 

Why then, young: maids are apt to kiss young men : 

But for Old Maids unmarried ’tis a sign. 

They either do want beauty, or else Coyn. 

If any are bound for England, would know whither to go for sever- 
al sorts of belly-timber, I shall di'’ect them to Devonshire for White-pots, 
To Essex for Veal, to Norfolk for Dumplins, to Tewxbury for Mustard, 
to Banbury for Cakes, to Kingsnorton for Cheese & to Darby for Ale. 


Now wanton Lads (z basses do make Hay, 

Which unto lewd temptation makes great way, 

With tumbling on the cocks, which acted duly, 

Doth cause much mischief in this month of July. 


Now doth the Dog-star rule, therefore you must 
For your healih’s sake asirain from fleshly lust. 

Belter it is your business hard to ply, 

Fur to get in your Barley, Wheal & Rye.. 

Now the Indian Sanupps with their Squaues shall dance the Canaries., 
having for their music the Roaring of Lions, the Howling of Wolves, 
Lowing of Oxen, Bleating of Calves, Croaking of Toads, Hissing of Ser- 
pents, Barking of Doggs, Screeching of Owls, M^awling of Cats, Buzzing 
of Musquittoes, Screaming of Peacocks, which (together with their own 
ravishing and melodious Voices) will make a most harmonious sound. 

Part of the strange stuff at the end of Tully.,for 1688. 

Longevity. — -Of the crew of ship Union, Captain Grafton Gardner, 
which sailed on a whaling cruise from Nantucket on the 16th of August, 
in the year 1793, sixty years ago, the following persons are known to be 
living; — Stephen West, now of this city; John G. Fitch, of East Vassal- 
boro’, Me.; Barzillai Coffin and Hezekiah Pinkham, of Nantucket; and 
William Sherman of Baltimore. The four veterans last named recently 
met at Nantucket, and doubtless fought their battles over again, raising 
their canes to show how whales were won. Each of the gentlemen 
named were before the mast, and each of them subsequently rose to be a 
successful commander, passing a long life in virtue and industry, and at- 
taining, with a green old age, the good wishes and respect of the com- 

It may be noticed as exhibiting the “difference ’twixt now and then,” 
that the Union was absent on her cruise for ten months, during which 
time she did not once anchor, nor see land until she sighted Cape Augus- 
tine upon her return with a full cargo of 1280 barrels of oil. — New Bed- 
ford Mercury., Sept. 1853. 

1851 .] 

Abstract of Will of Daniel Denison. 



[Conlributed by Augustus D. Rogers, Esq., of Salem, Blass ] 

I Daniel Denison, of Ipswicli in New England, being in good health 
and memory, doe thus ordaine my last will : 

To my dau. Mrs Elizabeth Rogers, besides the portion of =£120, and 
other kindness she hath already received, I give my Farme of 500 acres, 
lying upon Cohetticot River aboue Northampton &d Hatfield. Also 500 
acres, granted me by the Gen'. Court in Oct. 1GG5, & £20 to be pay'' her 
in lieu of so much given her by her Grandfather Dudley. I give £5 to 
my Grandchild Daniel Rogers, to be pay'' him at the age of 21 yeares, 
or sooner, if my executor see cause. To my wife. Patience, I bequeath 
the rest of my estate in houses, lands, cattle, money, &lc. for her support, 
&D fo'’ the education & maintenance of my Grandchild John Denison, 
for the releifc of my Grandchildren, Daniel Martha Denison, if they 
be in ncede, for whose education and maintenance 1 have otherwise 
provided by a covenant made w^** Mr Marty ne that married their mother. 
After the decease of my wife, I will that my Grandchild John Denison, 
have my farme at Cliebacco, where he was borne, with all the imple- 
ments of husbandry ; also four & an half acres of marsh at Plum Island, 
lying against Grape Island, layd out at the right of the farme house. I 
will that my Grandchild Daniel Denison have my farme at Merrimack, of 
600 acres, lying neerc Ilaueril bounds, which lands were promised to 
their Deare Father upon his marriage. If either of my s'' Grandchildren, 
dye before they come to age, the survivor shall haue two parts of what is 
bequeathed the other; & their sister Martha Denison, the other third 
part. If both dye then, Martha to have s'* farmes and land, except the 
four & an half acres of Marsh, w^^l^ 1 will to my Grandchild Elizabeth 
Rogers. In case my wife dye before s'' Grandchildren come to age, 
their mother, Mrs. Martha Marty ne shall take upon her the care of their 
education, for that end enjoy the benefitt of their portions till they 
come of age, the boyes at 21 yeares, the dau». 18 yeares; unless my 
wife see cause in her life lime, or at her death, to dispose otherwise. 

Remainder of estate (after wife’s decease) leaving her liberty to gratify 
her children or grandchildren, as they shall best deserve, out of my 
stocke, in her life or at her death,) to be divided into 5 equal parts, (ex- 
cept my books, arms or artillery, w<^*' I will to my Grandchildren John 
Daniel Denison, to be equally divided between them) dau. Elizabeth 
Rogers and John &d Daniel Denison, each, one fift part ; grand- 
child Elizabeth Rogers, one fift and one halfe fift part, and grandchild 
Martha Denison the other halfe fift part, to whom I haue willed 
no larger a share, because I haue prouided otherwise that s'' Martha haue 
£100 pJ her by Mr Rich: Martyne, her father in law. In case John or 
Daniel dye before they receive their fift part, the survivor, with their sis- 
ter Martha, haue that part divided equally between them, as also if Mar- 
tha dye in like manner, the bro*. haue her portion : if both John & 
Daniel dye, their fift parts b® to my dau. Elizabeth Rogers, and the two 
farms to their sister Martha, she paying Elizabeth Rogers £100, or the 
farme of 600 acres at Merrimack within 6 mo* after demand made. In case 
sd grandchildren all dye before the age of 21 yeares, leaving no issue, 
my dau. Elizabeth Rogers, to have s'' two farmes, she paying my grand- 


Abstract of Will of Daniel Denison. 


child Elizabeth Rogers at least .£150, or the farme at Merrimacke, as 
grandchild shall choose. I make my wife, Patience^ executrix ; my son 
Mr John Rogers & Capt John Appleton., overseers. 

18. July. 1673. 

Man" P-P™ acripsi : 

In case my wife dye and make no executors I ordaine my two ouerseers 
or either of them, to be my executors. 

July 49. 1673. Daniel Denison. 

Whereas in the disposal of that part of my estate which I have willed 
to be divided into 5 equal parts, 1 have given my grandchild Martha 
Denison but one halfe of a fift part, and the other halfe to my grandchild 
Elizabeth Rogers., I haue for good causes ordered that s*^ Elizabeth haue 
only one fift part and that halfe of the fift part given s>^ Grandchild be to 
my dau. Elizabeth Rogers, this I ordaine as a schedule to be affixed to 
my will. 

Feb 28. 1678. Manu propria scrips! Daniel Denison. 

Having this day payed Mr John Appleton who lately marryed my 
Grandchild Elizabeth Rogers, <£50 in silver as a portion, and having 
given £S. in silver for her wedding clothes besides some other gifts, and 
whereas I have in the within will given her but one fift part and halfe a 
fift part of the remainder of my estate, and in the above written schedule 
retracted the bequest of the halfe fift part and given the same to my dau. 
Elizabeth, I doe also declare my will and reuoke s<^ gift of one fift part 
and give s^^ part to my dau. Elizabeth Rogers ouer and above what else 1 
haue given her, leaving it to her to consider her dau. now Elizabeth Ap- 
pleton as shee shall see cause. This I ordaine as a second schedule to 
my will. 22 Dec. 1680. 

Manu propria scripsi. Daniel Denison. 

At a Court held at Ipswich, 10 April. 1683. Mr Maior Samuel Apple- 
ton and Capt Daniel Epps appeared in Court and made oath that sometime 
in the latter end of Sept. 1682 we were all at the house of Maior Daniel 
Denison esq. of Ipswich, he being sick of the disease whereof he died, 
yett of good understanding, did then declare unto us, that he had made 
several wills, but that w^h was the last dated, and had three latin words at 
the end of it was the will he would have to stand. 

Capt John Appleton, appeared at the same Court and [gave similar tes- 

Accepted by the Court. Attest, Robert Lord, clerc. 

Inventory of estate, taken 17 Oct. 1682. Amt. £2105. 13*. Debts 
due the estate, money, £28. 10". Country pay £390. 08®. 02*^. Other 
debts w^h were thought on since s'* Inventory was taken Rates, &.c. £1. 
10*. Country pay, 3*. 

Mrs Patience Demsow executrix and relict of Maior Denison, Esq. made 
oath before the worshipfull, Maior Samuel Appleton Esq. and Maior 
Robert Pike, Esq. that is a true inventory of her husbands estate, to the 
best of her knowledge. 14 April 1683. 

The Cradock Family. 




[Communicated by Hon. Francis Brinlev, of Boston.] 

Mr. Drake : 

In the third and fourtli numbers of your most interesting and valuable 
History of Hoston, references are made to Sir Mattliew Cradock, the first 
Governor of the Massachusetts Company. I have it in mv power to give 
some account of tlie genealogy of the family, and which I place at tlie 
disposal of the Editor of the New PRigland Historical and Genealogical 
Register. Allow me to preface it with some notices of Sir Matthew 
Cradock, e.xtracted from various works of high authority. 

“ Matthew Cradock, the first Governor of the Massachusetts Cem- 
pany, was a wealthy London merchant, and, it will be recollected, was 
usually the highest in all subscriptions for the good of the Colony. He 
owned the Ambrose and tlie Jewel, two of the ships in Winthrop’s fleet, 
and went to the Isle of Wight to take leave of the emigrants. On his 
leaving the Arbella, on the 29th of March, “ the Captain gave liim a fare- 
well with four or five shot.” He came aboard the same vessel again at 
Yarmouth, April 6, and on his taking leave, “ the captain gave him 
three sliot out of the steerage for a farewell.” He never came over to 
New England ; but he continued to take an interest in the Colony, and 
befriended it essentially at home. He liad an agent and servants here, 
and capital engaged in fishing and trading. He had a house at Pdarble- 
head and another at Ipswich, and employed fisliermen at both places. 
His name frequently occurs in the Records of the Colony. At a Court 
lield at Watertown, March 8, 1631, “ it was ordered that Tliomas Fox, 
servant to Mr. Cradock, sliall be whipped.” Nov. 7, 1632, “ Mr. Mat- 
thew Cradock is fined c£4 for his men bein" absent from training divers 
times.” At a Court held March 4, 1634, the wear at Mistick is grant- 
ed to .John Winthrop, Esq., present Governor, and to Mr. Matthew Cra- 
dock, of London.” March 4, 1635, “ all the ground, as well upland as 
meadow, lying and being betwixt the lands of Mr. Nowell and Mr. Wil- 
son on the east, and the partition betwixt Mistick bounds on the west, 
bounded with Mistick River on the south and the rocks on the north, is 
granted to Mr. Matthew Cradock, merchant, to enjoy to him and his heirs 
forever.” This farm was within the present town of Malden, opposite 
Winthrop’s farm at Ten Hills. William Wood, who was here in 1633, 
says in his New England’s Prospect, chap. 10, “ On the east side (of 
Mistick River) is Mr. Cradock’s plantation, where he hath impaled a park, 
where he keeps his cattle till he can store it with deer. Here likewise 
he is at charges of building ships. The last year one was upon the 
stocks of 100 tons. That being finished, they are to build one twice her 
burden.” He was a member of Parliament from the City of London in 
1640. He left a claim upon the Colony, which in 1648 amounted to 
.£679 6s. 4d. His widow, Rebecca, married the Rev. Benjamin Which- 
cot, D. D. His son or grandson was a dissenting minister at Wickam- 
brook in 1690. A descendant, George Cradock, was an inhabitant of 
Boston in the middle of the last century. See Col. Rec I. 68, 95, 108, 
143 : Winthrop’s Hist. I. 2, 4, 60, 124 ; II. 25 : Hutchinson’s Mass. I. 
18, 22 : Felt’s Annals of Salem, I. 56. 

The above is from Young’s Chronicles of Massachusetts, 137, in note. 

There is an original letter of instructions from Matthew Cradock to 


The Cradock Family. 


John Endicott, dated “ From my house in Swithen’s Lane, near London 
Stone, tliis 16th February, 1628, stilo Anglise. Mr. Young, in his 
Chronicles, makes the following remarks in reference to this date : 
“ That is, old style, by Vvdiich the year began on the 25th of March. 
The Julian year, and the new or Gregorian style, were not adopted by 
law in England and her dependencies till 1752. This letter (he con- 
tinues) must have been brought over by some fishing-vessel, for we know 
of no ship of the Company’s sailing from England to Salem till the 
middle of April, when the George Bonaventure brought the first general 
letter of instructions to Endicott. The original letter lies loose in the 
first volume of the Colony Records, where it has probably laid for more 
than two hundred years. Like the volume itself, it is in a tattered condi- 
tion, and it is a marvel that it exists at all. Several words, now torn off, 
1 have restored from a copy made twenty-seven years ago, when the let- 
ter was less mutilated.” — Young’s Chronicles, p. 138, in note. 

“ The original Charter, with the broad seal appendant, which was 
brought over by Governor Winthrop, is carefully preserved in a glass- 
case in the office of the Secretary of State, at the State House in Boston. 
It is distinctly and beautifully engrossed on parchment, and has on it the 
head of the sovereign by whom it was granted, Charles I. That it is the 
original and not a copy, is proved by the fact that on it is the following 
certificate of Governor Cradock having taken his oath of office before Sir 
Charles Caesar, Master in Chancery. “ Praedictus Matthaeus Cradocke 
juratus est de fide et obedientia Regi et successoribus suis, et de debita 
exequutione officii Gubernatoris juxta tenorem praesentium, 18° Martii, 
1628, coram me, Carolo Caesare, Milite, in Concellaria IMagistro. Char. 
Caesar.” — Young’s Chronicles, p. 142, in note. 

Hutchinson says, “ Mr. Cradock was more forward in advancing out of 
his substance than any others, being generally the highest in all subscrip- 
tions He was an eminent merchant in London, and continued divers 
years to carry on a trade in the Colony - by his servants, but he never 
came over. His son or grandson, Samuel Cradock, was a dissenting 
minister at Wickambrookin 1690. George Cradock, Esq., now in public 
posts in the Colony, is descended from him.” — 1. Hutchinson’s History of 
Mass. 23, in note. 

“ The first Governor, chosen by the Company, was Mr. Matthew Crad- 
ock, a prudent and wealthy citizen of London, ready to promote any de- 
sign of publick utility, which if himself and all the rest engaged therein 
had not minded more than their own particular benefit, things of that 
nature would either never have been undertaken, or have been broken off 
in a manner as soon as they had been begun.” — Hubbard’s History of 
New England, 120. 

To him is due the honor of the proposal, 28 July preceding the date of 
the commencement of this History (1630), for transferring the Govern- 
ment from the Company in London to the inhabitants here ; a measure, 
of which the benefit was felt more and more every year till the Independ- 
ence of the United States, with which its connexion is apparent. This 
fact is by Prince, I. 189, verified from the Records of that day. His 
death I refer to 1644, for in our County Registry, Deeds are found of 
that year from his agent, and in the next from the agent of his Execu- 
tors. A descendant, George Cradock, Esq., is mentioned by Douglas and 
Hutchinson as an inhabitant of Boston.” — Note 2 to page 2, vol. 1 of 
Winthrop’s Journal, edited by Hon. James Savage. 

1854 ] The Cradock Family. 27 

“ This pedigree is in the Herald’s Office, as may be seen in the last 
Visitation, Staffordshire. 

Sir Miles Cradock, Knt., one of the founders of the Church at Nant- 
wich. County of Chester, dyed in France, and brought here, buryed here ; 
had only one daughter and heiress — Petranel, married into Chester, to 
Massey of Paddington, Esq. 

First Generation. (Anno 1447, 25 Henry VI.) John Cradock, brother 
to Sir Miles C., fled into France, for killing a man in the Wyfsh ; had his 
pardon sent to Stafford, and there rnarryed Jane., daughter to Kichard 

Second Generation. (14()f), Edw. IV.) John Cradock, son to John 
Cradock of Stafford, had issue Richard, rnarryed to the daughter of 
Richard .Middleton, Esq. 

Third Generation. ( 1492, Henry VII.) Richard Cradock, Esq., had 
issue by Alice, daughter of John Dorrington, Richard, citizen of Lon- 
don ; William, Doctor of Civil Law ; Thomas, and three daughters. 

Fourth Generation. (1509, Henry VIII.) Thomas Cradock rnarryed 
Amy, daughter 1o Nicolas Meveral, Esq., and had issue, Matthew, 
George, Edward, William, Mary, Alice, Jane, and Amy. 

Fffth Generation. Matthew Cradock, first son of Thomas, rnarryed 
to Mary Peak, and had issue Francis and George. 

George of Stafford, second son of Thomas, had issue one son, Matthew. 

Sixth Generatiori. Matthew Cradock, son of Matthew by Mary 
Peak, had issue Matthew, citizen of London, who went over to Ameri- 
ca ; [The writer of the manuscript was mistaken. 4'his last named 
Matthew was Sir Matthew, the first Governor of the Massachusetts 
Company, who never came over to this country. F. B.] and Sam- 
uel, B. 1)., sometime Rector of North Cadbury, Somersetshire, and left 
issue three sons, Walter, Samuel, Charles, and three daughters, Ann, 
Elizabeth and Sarah. 

F'rancis Cradock, second son of Matthew, had issue Walter of Wick- 
hambrook. Esq., who gave his estate to Samuel, of North Cadbury, B. 
D., for his integrity in non-conforming, and losing his living, worth if400 
per annum. 

Seventh Generation. Sir Matthew Cradock, citizen of London, and 
first Governor of Plymouth Colony, [first Governor of the Massachusetts 
Company] left issue, John, Matthew and George. 

Eighth Generation. John Cradock left issue, Zachary, John, George, 
Thomas, and three daughters. 

Finth Generation [N. B.] Zachary Cradock of London, Esq , and 
George Cradock, of Boston, Esq.. New England, America, are the only 
surviving sons of John Cradock from Matthew Cradock. 

So far this pedigree is attested and entered fairly, as appears from the 
original ; all the remainder is collected from family manuscripts, down to 
this present year, one thousand seven hundred and thirty-five, and in the 
ninth year of the reign of King George the Second, whom God long pre- 

The preceding is copied from the manuscripts of the last named 
George Cradock, which beais date 1735. He came to this country from 
London, and for many years resided in Boston, where he married Mary., 
a daughter of Byjield Lyde, Esq.* by whom he had five daughters. 

^Son of Edward Lyde, Esq., by , daughter of the Hon. Nathaniel Byfield. 

Byfield Lyde, Esq., married a daughter of Gov. Belcher. Edward, the father, died 


The Cradock Family. 


1. il/ary, who married the Hon. Joseph Gerrish. “The Boston Ga- 
zette,” No. 706, for Monday, October 10, 1768, contains the following : 
“ Halifax, September 8, Saturday last was married Hon. Joseph Gerrish, 
Esq. to Miss Mary Cradock, of Boston ; a lady possessed of every agree- 
able accomplishment necessary to make the married state happy.” After 
the death of Mr. Gerrish she married the Rev. Dr. Breynton, of Halifax. 
She died in England, and without issue. 

2. Deborah., who married Robert Auchmuty. “ He was a lawyer of 
Boston, and held the office of Judge of Admiralty, a place which had 
been filled by his father. He possessed fine powers as an advocate, and 
was associated with John Adams in the defence of Captain Preston, on 
his trial for the Boston Massacre.” — Sabine, 138. Judge Auchmuty 
went to England and died there. 

3. Elizabeth, married, January 25th, 1749, to her cousin Thomas Brin- 
ley. Esq., of Boston, son of Colonel Francis Brinley, of Roxbury. He 
graduated at Harvard Collef^e in 1744. At about the commencement of 
the Revolution he went to England, and died there, without issue. 

4. Catharine., married to her cousin Nathaniel Brinley, Esq., of Bos- 
ton, son of Colonel Francis Brinley, of Roxbury. They removed, when 
somewhat advanced in years, to Tyngsborough, in this State, where they 
both died ; Mrs. Brinley on the 3d of April 1807, at the age of 75, and 
Mr. Brinley on the 10th of February, 1814, at the age of 81 ; leaving 
one child, Robert Brinley, Esq., still living at Tyngsborough, 

The Hon. George Cradock held various public offices in Boston. For 
several years he was one of the Wardens of Kings Chapel. In the 
‘‘ Boston Gazette and Country Journal,” No. 337, for Monday, September 
14, 1761, there is an advertisement signed by Geoi’ge Cradock, Collector ; 
Robert Temple, Comptroller, and Charles Paxton, Surveyor of His Ma- 
jesty’s Customs for the Port of Boston. 

“The Boston Post Boy and Advertiser,” No. 122, for Monday, De- 
cember 17, 1759, contains the following : “We hear that George Crad- 
ock, Esq., is appointed Collector of his Majesty’s Customs for the Port of 
Boston, in the room of Benjamin Parsons, Esq. ; and that the Custom 
House is removed to the house of John Wendell, Esq.” 

The same newspaper. No. 467, for Monday, July 28, 1766, has this an- 
nouncement : “ The Hen. Chambers Russell, Esq., Judge of the Court of 
Vice Admiralty, has appointed William Read, Esq., Deputy Judge of said 
Court, in the room of the Hon. George Cradock, Esq., who resigned by 
reason of his great age and indisposition of body.” 

His death is thus noticed in the “ Boston Gazette and Country Journal,” 
No. 847, for Monday, July 1, 1771 : “ Wednesday morning last, died 
here, the Honorable George Cradock, Esq., aged 87 years ; a gentleman 
of unblemished character. His funeral is to be attended this afternoon.” 

It will be seen, by the above account, that he was a grandson of Gov- 
ernor Cradock. The name of Cradock is now extinct; at least in Massa- 

early in 1721. An Edward Lyde married Mary, daughter of Rev. John Wheelwright, 
4th Dec. 16G0. Edward Lyde, 6sq., lived in Wing’.s Lane, once Hudson’s Lane, now 
Elm Street. There was an Edward Lyde of New York, in the time of the American 
Revolution. — See Hist, of Boston, p. 293. — Editor. 

1851 .] 

Researches among Funeral Sermons. 



[Continued from page 310of Vol. VII.] 

APPLETON. — Sermon by Benjamin Tnpjmn^o^ Aiigu.sta, at the inter- 
ment of Jesse Appleton, D. D., &c. Dr. Aj)pleton was born at New 
Ipswieh, Nov. 17, 1772; grad. Dart. 1792, and died Nov. 12, 1819. In 
tliis discourse are recorded some of tiie principal incidents of bis life, and 
a good delineation of bis character; and in a note, some account of bis 
ancestors and family. More full accounts have since been published with 
bis works, and in the “ Appleton Genealogy.” t. f. 

ANDERSON. — Samuel TUorces/er preached a Sermon at Wenbam, at 
the funeral of Rev. Rufus Anderson, Feb. 15, 1814. Mr. A. was born 
at Londonderry, N. II., Mar. 5, 1765; grad. Dart. 1791; ordained at 
North Yarmouth, Oct. 22, 1794, and installed at Wenbam, July JO, 1805, 
where he died. t. f. 

BARRETT. — Rev. Charles Walker., of New Ipswich, delivered a Ser- 
mon on the death of Joseph Appleton Barrett. He w;is the only son 
of Joseph Barrett, P^.sq., of that place, and died April 20, 1883, aged 
20 years, while a member of Yale College. t. f. 

CLARY. — Sermon at the interment of Mrs. Anna F. Clary, wife of 
Rev. Joseph W. Clary, of Dover, by Federal Burt., of Durham. Mrs. 
C. was born in New Ipswich, Nov. 22, 1791 ; (for an account of her 
family, see Hist, of New Ipswich ;) married to the minister of Dover, 
Sept. 1812, and died PYb. 15, 1825. Some “Biographical Notices” are 
appended to the Discourse. t. f. 

CLARY. — Rev. Jonathan French delivered a Sermon in Dover, at the 
reinterment of Rev. Joseph Ward Clary, Dec. 19, 1835. Mr. C. was the 
son of Dr. Isaac Clary, of Rowe, Mass., where he was born, Nov. 21, 
1786. He was graduated at Middlebury College, in 1808, and at the 
Theological Seminary at Andover, 181 1. May 6, 1812, he was ordained 
at Dover ; in Sept, following married Miss Anna Farrar. (See above, 
Mr. Burt’s Sermon ) He afterwards, in June, 1826, married Mrs. Lucy 
F. Had., widow of Rev. Richard Hall., of New Ipswich, and sister of the 
first Mrs. Clary. Aug. 6, 1828, he was dismissed from Dover, and 
installed at Cornish in Nov. following, where he died, April 13, 1835. 
In Dec. following, his remains were removed to Dover, by tbe church of 
which he had been Pastor, and there reinterred, with solemn funeral ser- 
vices, by the side of his first wife, and her mother and youngest child ; 
and an appropriate monument erected to his memory. In the Sermon, 
Dr. French remarks, “The Lord reward this delicate, honorable, and 
Christian respect, to the memory of a Pastor so deservedly revered and 
loved.” — See Hist, of New Ipsioich. t. f. 

CLARKE. — Sermon occasioned by the death of Mrs. Bewlah Allen 
Clarke, wife of AVilliam Clarke, Esq., of Utica, by A. D. Eddy., of 
Canandaigua. She was the daughter of the Rev. Solomon Allen, and 
died Feb. 10, 1827. Beyond a due commemoration of her Christian 
character, little information concerning herself or family, is given. 

T. F. 

DIX. — A Sermon was preached at Townsend, Nov. 15, 1797, by Rev. 
Stephen Farrar^ of New Ipswich, at the interment of Rev. Samuel Dix. 


Researches among Funeral Sernioiis. [Jan. 

Like most funeral discourses of that period, it contains few dates or bio- 
graphical incidents. It appears, however, from the discourse, that Mr. 
Dix was born in 1736, ordained at Townsend, March 4, 1761, brought up 
a large family of children, buried his wife Sept. 23, 1796, and died him- 
self Nov. 12, 1797. Mr. Farrar says he had “ the character of a sincere 
Christian, an upright and faithful man, and shone peculiarly in the virtues 
of meekness, patience, humility, and self-denial.” Th^ peculiar topics of 
his preaching were the most important truths ; such as the pollution and 
sinfulness of the natural heart, the helpless condition of man, in himself, 
— the full and complete remedy provided for him, in Christ, — the neces- 
sity of regeneration, the importance of union to Christ by faith, and of holy 
obedience as the fruit of this faith.” t. f. 

EVARTS. — Sermon on the death of Jeremiah Evarts, Esq., by 
Leonard Woods^ D. D., was delivered July 31, 1831. His intellectual, 
moral and religious character is delineated, but no dates in regard to his 
birth, life or death, are given. t. f. 

FARRAR. — The Rev. Seth Payson^ D. D., delivered a Sermon at 
New Ipswich, at the interment of the Rev. Stephen Farrar, in which 
his character is given, though not so fully as in the History of that town, 
and by which it appears that he was born at Lincoln, Sept. 8, 1738 ; 
grad. Harv. 1755 ; ordained at New Ipswich, 1760, where he remained 
performing the duties of the pastoral office till his death, June 23, 1809. 

Leonard Woods^ D. D., delivered a Sermon at the funeral of Mrs. 
Phebe Farrar. She was the grand-daughter of President Edwards^ 
daughter of Hon. Timothy Edwards^ born at Elizabethtown, N. J., Nov. 
4, 1768; married 1st, Rev. Asahel Hooker; 2d, Samuel Farrar, Esq., of 
Andover, Oct. 30, 1814, and died in that place, Jan. 22, 1848. t. f. 

GAY. — Rev. Ebenezer Gay, D. D., delivered a Discourse on his 
birthday, Aug. 26, 1781, at Hingham, from these words : “And now, 
lo, I am this day four score and five years old.” Though not a funeral 
sermon, the occasion and character of it have so near an affinity to such 
discourses, that we venture to give some account of it here. He \vas the 
only person in the congregation who could adapt the words to the text. 
Sixty-three years of his life he had spent in the ministry in that place, 
which had then been settled 146 years, and had but two ministers before 
him, viz., Peter Hobart and John Norton^ though the office had been 
vacant but two years during the term. His reflections and observations 
on so extraordinary an occasion, are exceedingly interesting and appro- 
priate. T. F. 

HUBBARD. — Sermon on the death of Hon. Samuel Hubbard, LL.D., 
by Silas Aiken^ of Park Street Church. Judge H. was born in Bos- 
ton, June 2, 1785, grad. Yale 1802, appointed Asst. Justice of the Su- 
preme Court, 1842, and died Dec. 24, 1847. The discourse dwells on 
his religious character, and with the accompanying documents develops 
also his intellectual and professional character. t. f. 

PUTNAM. — Discourse at the funeral of Mrs. Harriet Putnabi, con- 
sort of the Rev. Israel W. Putnabi, of Portsmouth, by Jonathan French ; 
also a Sermon delivered the Sunday following, by Daniel Dana, D. D. 
Mrs. P. was the daughter of Peter Osgood, Esq., of Andover, born Mar. 
28, 1791, married to Rev. 1. W. P., Dec. 1815, and died June 10, 1832. 
An interesting memorial of her character, life and death, are preserved 
in these discourses. t. f. 

PIERREPONT. — Eulogy delivered at the interment of James Henry 



Researches amoinx Funeral Sermons. 

PiERREPONT, M. D.J^y Kcv. Charles Burrovghs., D. D., of Portsmouth. Dr. 
PiERREPONT was tlic SOU of WiLLiAM I’lERREPONT, and bom at Koxhury, 
June 1, 17()8, grad. Ilarv. 1781), and studied medicine under the direction 
of Dr. Marshall Spring.,o( VVatertown. lie first settled in Elliot, Me., 
but removed to Portsmouth in 1801, where he continued in the practice 
of a laborious profession, with a high reputation, till his death, in Jan. 
J831). T. F. 

PEABODY. — Sermon preached at the funeral of Rev. David Peabody, 
Professor in Dartmouth College, Oct. 20, 1839, by the President, {Nathan 
Lord., 1). D.) It a[)pcars that Mr. P. was born at 'Popsfield, Mass., fitted 
for College at Durnmer Academy, where lie was, in 182 1 , educated at 
some College, a Theological Student at Andover and at the Prince P^d- 
ward Institution in Virginia, an occasional preacher in Louisiana, a Pas- 
tor in Lynn and Worcester, and died in the Professorship of Oratory and 
Belles Lettres at Dartmouth College. The two dates above are the only 
ones that appear, in reference to these or any other events of his life. 

T. F. 

RICHARDSON. — Discourse delivered at the funeral of lion. AVilliam 

M. Ri ciiardson, March 20, 1838, by Rev. Jonathan Clement., of Chester, 

N. II. Judge R. was born at Pelham, N. II., Jan. 4, 1*74, grad. Ilarv. 

1797, Member of Congress 1811 — 14 from Middlesex Dist., removed to 
Portsmouth, N. IL, 1814, and appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Court, 1810, which ofiicc he held till his death. t. f. 

SWP^AT. — A Discourse was delivered at Boscawen, N. II. , at the 
interment of Dr. Benjamin Sweat, by Ehenezer Price., Pastor of the 2d 
church, Oct. 13, 1810. Ilis religious character is appropriately delin- 
eated, but neither his birth, age, parentage nor ancestry, is alluded to. 

T. F. 

TITAYPML — Discourse delivered at the interment of Rev. Nathaniel 
Thayer, D. D., of Lancaster, by Alonzo Hill. Dr. Thayer was the son 
of Rev. PiBENEZER Thayer, of Ilamptoii, N. II. , his mother being a 
daughter of Rev. John Cotton, of Newton, who was great-grandson of the 
“ celebrated John Cotton., minister of Boston.” He was born at Plamp- 
ton, July 11, I7G9, grad. Ilarv. 1780, studied divinity with Dr. Osgood., 
of Medford, was ordained at Lancaster Oct. 0, 1793, and died June 23, 

John Cotton, minister of Boston. 

John, of Plymouth, ordained June 30, 1669, dismissed Oct. 5, 1697, 
resettled In Charleston, S. C. 

Rowland, of Sandwich, ordained Nov. 8, 1694, and died March 18, 

John, of Newton, born 1694, ordained Nov. 3, 1714, at 20 years of 
age, and died May 17, 1757 ; his daughter married Ebenezer Thayer. 

T. F. 

WOODWARD. — Mrs. Mary was a daughter of the elder Dr. Whee- 
lock.. Founder and first President of Dartmouth College, and born at 
Lebanon, Conn., Sept. 8, 1748, married the Hon. Bezaleel Woodward, 
late Professor of Mathematics, &c., in that institution, in 1772, and died 
at Hanover, N. PL, March, 1807. A discourse was delivered at her 
funeral, March 29, by Rosioell Shurtleff., Professor of Divinity, in which 
her character is highly commended, but no historical facts recorded. — 
See McClure and Parish’s Life of Wheelock. t. f. 

BUCKMINSTER. — “ Two Discourses Delivered in the North Meet- 
inghouse, in Portsmouth, 16 June, 1805 ; it being the Sabbath succeeding 


Researches among Funeral Sermons. [Jan. 

the Interment of Mrs. Mary Buckminster, Consort of the Reverend 
Joseph Buckminster, D. D By Jesse Appleton, Congregational Minis- 
ter in Hampton. Portsmouth,” [N. H. : 1805.] 8vo. pp. 34. 

“ ]\Irs. Buckbiinster was the daughter of the Rev. Isaac Lyman, 
York. Her age at the time of her death was thirty-nine years. She was 
Mr. B’s second wife, as may be inferred from this passage of the Ser- 
mon : ‘‘‘ The Children, both those who have now lost their natural 
mother, and others who are, by the same stroke, deprived of one, from 
whom they received a natural mother’s tenderness, &c. are,” &c. 

BURR. — “ A Funeral Eulogium on the Rev. Mr. Aaron Burr, late 
President of the College of New Jersey. By William Livingston, Esq. 
New York, printed : Boston, reprinted : 1758.” 4to. pp. 23. 

“ Can you imagine to yourself a person modest in prosperity, prudent 
in difficulty, in business indefatigable, magnanimous in danger, easy in 
his manners, of exquisite judgment, of profound learning, catholic in 
sentiment, of the purest morals, and great even in the minutest things — 
Can you imagine so accomplished a person, without recollecting the idea 
of the late President Burr ? 

“ Though a person of a slender and delicate make to encounter fatigue, 
he had a heart of steel ; in the Sacred Scriptures he was a perfect 
Apollos; his piety eclipsed all his other accomplishments.” For his 
pedigree, see vol. V. 472. 

BROWN. — “A Discourse in commemoration of the Life and Charac- 
ter of the Hon. Nicholas Brown, delivered in the Chapel of Brown 
University, November 3, 1841. By Francis Wayland, I). D., President 
of Brown University. Boston ; 1841.” 8vo. pp. 30. 

“ Surrounded by those who venerated and loved him, Mr. Brown 
fell asleep early in the morning of September 27th, 1841, in the 73d 
year of his age.” He was a descendant of Chad Brown, who with 
Roger Williams laid the foundation of the Colony of Rhode Island. He 
bore the samie Christian name of his father, and was born in Providence, 
4 April, 1760, entered College 1782, and graduated with honor in due 
course. Nicholas Brown his father and his three brothers were the 
principal benefactors of the institution, which very appropriately bears 
their family name. Nicholas the son, the occasion of the present dis- 
course, also became a great benefactor of the same institution, and his 
only son, the present John Carter Brown, Esq., has, in a most liberal 
manner, continued the benevolence of his ancestors towards his alma 

BODDILY. — “ A Discourse delivered at the interment of the Rev. 
John Boddily, Pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Newbury- 
port, who deceased Nov. 4, 1802, in his 48th year. By Daniel Dana. 
Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Newburyport : 1802.” 8vo. 

Mr, Boddily was born in Bristol, England, 12 April, 1755, was son of 
Mr. T homas Boddily, a minister. He began to preach in London, Sept. 
1778; afterwards preached in Westbury, Eng., from 1780 to 1789; 
thence he went to Walsal, thence to W’^allingford. In 1795 he left Wall- 
ingford for America, and arrived in Newburyport, July, of the same year, 
and was installed over the Second Church, June 1797. He preached his 
last Sermon 19 Sept. 1802. He was succeeded by the Rev. John Giles. 

BARTLETT.— “A Se rmon in commemoration of Williabi Bart- 
lett, Esq., an associate Founder of the Theological Seminary in An- 

1854.] Researches among Funeral Scrmoris. 33 

(lover, delivered before the Trustees and Visitors, the Faculty and 
Students of the Institution, April 19, 1841. By Danid Baiia^ D. 1).\ a 
rnemher of the Board of Trustees. Andover: 1841.” 8vo. pp. 36. 

Mu. Bartlett was horn in Newbury, 31 January 1748, and there 
lived, and died 8 February 1841, aged 93. Nothing is said in this Ser- 
mon about the history of his family, nor is the name of his father stated. 

BRADFORD. — “Obituary Notice of Rev. John Bradford, with a 
brief Historical Sketch of the Congregational Churches in Roxhury. Bos- 
ton [1825.^] 

Though this Tract is entitled an “ Obituary Notice,” the time of 
Mr. Bradford’s death is not stated in it ; but from the Extract concerning 
the Churches it is found recorded that he died January 27th, 1825, in the 
69th year of his age and 40th of his ministry. On the second page of 
this Tract it is stated that it is an “ Extract from a Sermon delivered on 
the Sabbath succeeding the interment of the Rev. John Bradford.” 

Mr. B RADFORD was a native of Boston, and was born here in August, 
1756, and was the oldest of three sons, graduated at Harvard College 
1774, ordained at Roxhury, May, 1785. Whose son he was, or whether 
he had, or left any family, cannot be learned from the Tract. 

CUTLER. — The firm Belief of a future Reward a po 2 cerful Motive to 
Obedience and a good Life. — A Sermon Preached at Christ’s Church in 
Boston, August 20, 1765. At the Funeral of the Rev. Timothy Cutler, 
D. D., late Rector of said Church. By Henry Canei\ A. il/.. Minister of 
King’s Chapel. Published at the Request of the Wardens and Vestry of 
Christ’s Church. Boston: 1765. 4to. pp. 24. 

“ For above thirty years, I suppose, he was scarce detained a day by 
sickness or such like accident from ofiiciating in the public duties of the 
Church ; but for the last nine years he lay under an incapacity for public 
service.” “ He was born and educated in this neighborhood,” was called to 
the ministry “ in a neighboring government, and was called to preside over 
a seminary of learning,” and had then a large and increasing family.” 

CROSS. — “ Grace and Glory f &c. — “ A Sermon preached at the 
Presbyterian Churcb in Newburyport, Jan. 26, 1788, occasioned by the 
death of Mr. Ralph Cross, on the 4th of that month, so. 82. By 
Jolm Murray.^ t1. iff., Pastor of said Church. Newburyport:” [1788.] 
8vo. pp. 66. 

Mr. Cross was born in Ipswich, “ of honest and industrious parents,” 
14 August, 1706 ; was early apprenticed to a shipwright, which business 
he learned and followed. He married Miss Sarah Johnson, daughter of 
him with whom he learned his trade in Newburyport. She proved an 
excellent wife, and a pattern of female excellence. She died on the 13th 
June, 1787, in the 79th year of her age, having lived with her husband 
nearly fifty-nine years. Mr. Cross stood firm on the side of the Patriots 
of the Revolution. He was also a great friend of religion, and promoted 
it by his example and munificence. He gave the Rev. Mr. Jonathan 
Parsons a house and lot, on his coming to settle at Newburyport. He 
left four loving and dutiful children, with their rising families. Mrs. 
]\Iartha Nowell, the youngest of the four, died the next day after her 
father, and was buried with him in the same grave ; so. 39. Within 
twenty-one months were carried to the grave, from “ that one house, four 
adult persons. Miss Sarah Cross, an elder sister of hers, was the first 
in this list ; a woman the most remarkable for sagacity and virtue that 
ever I saw, in her peculiar circumstances.” 




Researches among Funeral Sermons. 

COOPER. — “A Sermon delivered at the Church in Brattle street, Jan. 
2, 1774, at the Interment of the Rev. Samuel Cooper, D. D., who ex- 
pired Dec. 29, 1783. By John Clarke., A. ili.. Junior Pastor of the First 
Church in Boston. Boston : 1784.” 8vo. pp. 85. 

Dr. Cooper was the second son of the Rev. William Cooper, who died 
in Dec. 1743, and was born 28 March, 1725 ; ordained 25 May, 174G, as 
colleague with Dr. Colman, in which office his father was installed just 
thirty years before. Made D. D. by the University of Edinburgh ; among 
the foremost in instituting the American Academy in 1780. Like Dr. 
Mayhew he took an early and decided stand with the Patriots of the Rev- 
olution, and had a hand in forming the Constitution of Massachusetts. 
When that Constitution was ratified, he was appointed to introduce it by a 
discourse ; which, with others of his writings, have been printed in several 

CARY. — ‘‘A Sermon delivered Nov. 26, 1808, at the Interment of 
the Rev. Thomas Cary, A. M., Senior Pastor of the First Religious So- 
ciety in Newburyport. By John Ajidrews., A il4., surviving Pastor. 
Newburyport : 1808.” 8vo. pp. 46. 

Dedicated ‘‘to the Widow and Sons of the Rev. Thomas Cary.” He 
lived in High street, and was buried 26 Nov. 1808, from his house. The 
order of the Procession was as follows : — Members of the Merrimack 
Humane Society. Preceptor and Trustees of Dummer Academy. Parish- 
ioners of the deceased Clergy. Pall supporters — Rev. Mr. Morss., Rev. 
Mr. Dana., Rev. Mr. Giles, Rev. Mr. Popkin., Rev. Mr. Milton., Rev. 
Dr. Spring. Mourners — Inhabitants of the Town and Strangers. 

Mr. Cary was son of Samuel Cary, Esq., of Charlestown, where he 
was born, 18 Oct, 1845; H. C. 1761 ; ord. 11 May, 1768; died on the 
morning of November 24th, in the 64th year of his age. 

GREEN. — “ A Sermon delivered at Mansfield, July 31, 1808, being 
the fourth Lord’s Day after the Interment of the Rev. Roland Green, 
Pastor of the Church in that town ; who died July 4th, 1808, in the 71st 
year of his age, and 47th of his ministry. By Stephen Palmer., A. M.. 
Pastor of the First Church in Needham. Dedham : 1808.” 8vo. pp. 34. 

“ An endearing friendship long subsisted between Mr. Green and my 
father, the Rev. Joseph Palmer. Mr. Green was born in Malden, grad. 
H. C. 1758; before he was 24, namely, in 1761, he was ord. over the 
Church in Mansfield. He died suddenly of apoplexy. My father was 
ord. 3 Jan, 1753 ; d. 4 April, 1791, in the 62d year of his age, and 39th 
of his ministry. Mr. Palmer’s widow survived him a little over fifteen 
years; she ffi 20 May, 1806, se. 72. Mr. Green attended her funeral. 

GRISWOLD. — “ A Sermon, preached April 8th, 1788, at the Inter- 
ment of Madam Ursula Griswold, Consort of his Excellency Mat- 
thew Griswold, Esq. By John Devotion, A. ilL, Minister of the Third 
Church in Saybrook. [Ct.] Newhaven : 1788.” 8vo. pp. 27. 

Addressing the bereaved husband, Mr. Devotion says : “ You, Sir, 
through God’s mercy have had the happiness of connection with a family, 
and long enjoyment of a consort, the daughter of the Hon. Roger Wolcott, 
Esq., Governor of the then Colony of Connecticut, whose great powers 
of mind, joined to assiduous application and improved integrity, opened to 
him the way to the highest seat of honor in this then Colony.” In a note is 
the following Family Record of Roger Wolcott ; “ 1. Roger, b. 14 Sept. 
4704, deceased ; 2. Elizabeth, b. 10 April, 1706, deceased ; 3. Alexander, b. 
20 Jan. 1708, deceased ; 4. Samuel, b. 9 Jan. 1710, deceased ; 5. Alexander 
b.7 Jan. 1712; 6. , still b. 10 Dec. 1713; 7. Sarah, b. 21 Jan. 1715, 

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deceased ; 8. Ilepzihah^ b. 23 June, 1717, deceased ; 9. Josiah., b. 19 Feb. 
1719; \(). Fjp(i])hras ; 11 Ernsfus., (twins) b. 8 Feb. 1721 , deceased ; 12. 
Erastus., b. 21 Sept. 1722; 13. Uijsula, [tbe subject of this Discourse] b. 
13 Oct. 1721, deceased ; 14. 0/icer, b. 20 Nov. 172G [Signer of tlie Dec- 
laration of Indcj)endence] ; 15. Mary Anne., b. 1 Jan. 1730.” The 
mother of Mrs. Griswold was Sarah., dau. of Air. .Toh Drake., of Windsor, 
Ct., who was son of /o/;, son of John who came from England, probably 
with Air. Hooker. Her mother was Elizahelh Cook., dau. of Daniel 
Clark; her grandmother was Alary., dau. of Henry Walcott, tbe ancestor 
of her husband. — AIS appended to the Sermon. 

GORE — “ A Sermon concerning tbe laying tbe Deaths of others to 
heart. Occasioned by the lamented Death of that ingenious and religious 
Gentleman John Gore, M. A. of Harvard College in Cambri dge, N. E., 
who died of tbe Small I^ox, Nov. 7, 1720. In tbe 38th year of liis age. 
By William Cooper, A. AL, Pastor to a Church in Boston. With an Ap- 
pendix containing something of Mr. Gore’s character, by tbe Reverend 
Mr. Colman, Pastor of the same Church. — [Text] Eccl. ix. 5. Boston ; 
1720.” pp. 40. 12mo. 

“ The following Sermon was prepared for tbe Pulpit, not tbe Press. 
Tbe Death of Mr. John Gore which occasioned it, was as generally la- 
mented a Death, as has of late been among us. There were several of 
bis near Relations and xMournful Friends in tbe Assembly to which it was 
preached.” — Preface. 

“ Mr. Gore was truly an Ornament to bis Country, to tbe College, to 
tbe Town and to our Church. He was very much tbe Honor of bis 
Order among us, a Glory to bis Profession, the beauty of the Sea. So- 
briety, Modesty, Literature ; and (in a judgement of Charity) sincere 
unadected Piety make up bis just Character. He was fit to teach either 
in tbe School or in the Pulpit. lie was the same abroad as at home. In 
bis ship as well as in his house. To conclude, tbe last act of his life 
showed his generous regard to tbe safety of his country : for knowing 
well the terror that tbe Town is in of tbe Small Pox, and having had 
seven of bis company ill of that contagious distemper on his voyage from 
London, he being the only person remaining on hoard who had not had 
the distemper when he cast anchor, and having reason hourly to expect 
he might be taken down with it, as the next day he indeed was ; yet he 
would not come ashore to his own house and bed, hut chose to keep on 
hoard his ship, in so cold a season of the year, and at such a distance 
from needed help, rather than to endanger the Town by bringing the 
Sickness into it.” — Dr. Colmaids Appendix. The Doctor adds also an 
observation by Mr. Prince from the News Letter. He says Mr. Gore 
“ seemed to he set as a rare example for all Ship-Commanders and sea- 
faring men to observe ; that he excelled in Mathematics and Philosophy.” 
ihid. “ A young gentleman, who came over a passenger with Mr. Gore, 
wrote to his hrotlier from Spectacle Island, 15 Nov. 1720, spoke in the 
highest terms of his “ dearly beloved Captain.” 

GREENE. — “ A Sermon Preached in Trinity Church, at the Funeral 
of Thomas Greene, Esq., August 5, 1763. By William Hooper, A. M., 
Minister of said Church. Boston : 1763.” 4to. pp. 34. 

It is stated jn a note on page 33, that Mr. Greene “ died at a friend’s 
house in the country, many miles from Boston, where he had gone for 
the recovery of his health.” We learn also that his wife was a widow 
with several children when he married her, and his own children'''^ are 
spoken of. A most excellent character is given him ; that his “ trade 

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and business were large and extensive;” that the “ welfare of the Town 
and the [)rosperity of Trade were not the only objects of his concern.” 
He gave <£500 towards the support of an Episcopal minister, whose duty 
it should be to supply churches, and especially Trinity Church, when the 
regular Minister was prevented by sickness or otherwise from performing 
his duties. This gift, though not mentioned in his will, the family cheer- 
fully allowed, knowing he had signified such intention. The heirs were 
six in number, and “ their much respected Mother undertakes for two of 
them, that are under age.” 

HANCOCK. — The untimely Death oj a Man of God lamented. — In a 
Sermon preached at the Funeral of the Rev. Mr. John Hancock, Pastor 
of the First Church of Christ in Braintree ; w’ho died May 7th, 1744. 
iEtatis suse 42. By Ebenezer Gay., A. ilf., Pastor of a Church in Hing^ 
ham. Boston : 1744.” Svo. pp. 25. 

“ Your former Pastor, the Rev. Mr. Joseph Marsh., whose memory is 
precious to you, died when about the same age. The breach made in the 
afflicted family is still wider. O! the bitterness of their sorrow, who are 
mourning for their first-born ! The aged, venerable father, and virtuous 
mother of the deceased, had scarce dried their eyes for the premature 
Death of one of their lovely sons, before another is taken away from 
them; this was Mr. Ebenezer Hancock, a very ingenious and serious 
young man, and well qualified Minister, who served as a son with his 
father in the gospel, six years, and died January 28th, 1739-40, m. 29.” 
Mrs. Hancock was widow of Mr. Samuel Thaxter of Hingharn. [Her 
name was Mary, dau. of James Haioke. She was 31r. ThaxteEs second 
wife. See Lincoln's Hist. Hingharn., 47.] 

HILLHOUSE. — “ A Sermon concerning the Life, Death and Future 
State of Saints, on the Mournful Occasion of the much lamented Death 
of that late Ingenious, Pious and Virtuous Gentlewoman, Rachel Hill- 
house, of Free Hall, and County Londonderry, Ireland ; who died Jan- 
uary 7th, 1716. By James Hillhouse^ A. M.. Minister of the Gospel. Bos- 
ton : 1721.” 18mo. pp. 134. 

The Preface to this little volume is signed by Increase and Cotton Ma- 
ther. It is dated, 31 Dec. 1720. They say in it that the Author was “ a 
worthy, hopeful young minister,” educated at the University of Glasgow 
in Scotland, — read divinity there under Mr. Simso7i; that about two or 
three years ago he was ordained by the Revd Presbytery of Londonderry 
in Ireland ; and that he was lately arrived in America ; and having lost a 
gracious mother, takes an opportunity here to publish what he wu'ote there 
on that occasion. All that can be learned from the Sermon about Mrs. Hill- 
house., the Author’s mother, is, that she was “ wife to the late ilir. John 
Hillhouse of Tree Hall.” 

HOPKINS. — “ Dying Recollections of a Faithful Minister.’’’' — A Ser- 
mon, preached in the New South Meetinghouse, Salem, Dec. 25th, 1814, 
on the Sabbath after the Interment of the Rev. Daniel Hopkins, D. D. 
Senior Pastor of the Third Church in Salem. By the Rev. Brown Emer- 
son, A. M., Pastor of said Church. Salem: 1815.” 8vo. pp. 28. 

Dr. Hopkins was born in Waterbury, Ct. 16 Oct. 1734. The famous 
Dr. Sam’l Hopkins of Newport, R. I., was his elder brother. He en- 
tered Yale C. 1754, grad. 1758, settled in Salem, Ms. 1766 ; was one of 
the framers of the Mass. Missionary Society. He died on Wednesday 
morning, at six o’clock, 14 Dec. 1814, in the 8lst year of his age. His 
last sermon was preached on the first Sabbath in October preceding. 

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Samuel the son of Godfrey & Sarah Armitage 7 (8) 1G15. Armitage. 

John tlic son of John & Mary Barrel borne (G) 1G45. Barrell. 


Hanna the daughter of John & Hanna Bateman borne 10 Bateman. 
(I) 1G15. 

Hanna the daughter of William & Anne Bcamsley borne Beamsley. 
(10) 1G13. 

Manasseh the son of Alexander & Elizabeth Beck borne 8 Beck. 

(8) 1645. 

Hopcstill the daughter of Thomas & Anne Bel borne 2 (G) 1644. Bet. 

Mary the wife of Edward Bcndall buried (3) 1G44. Bendall. 

Benjamin the son of Nathaniel & Alice Bishop borne 31. Bishop. 

' (3) 1G44. 

Mary the daughter of William & Phehe Blantainc borne Blaniaine. 
(5) 1645. 

John the son of John & Sarah Bodman borne (6) 1645. Bodman. 

Sarah the daughter of Zaccheus & Anne Bosworth dyed Bosworth. 
(5) 1645. 

John the son of William Bornell borne (8) 1644. Bornell. 

John the son of Garret & Mary Bourne borne 30 (5) 1643, Bourne. 
dyed 30 (6) 1643. 

Mary vxor Garret Bourne dyed 30 (3) 1644. 

Peniel the son of GriOith A. Margaret Bowen borne 10.3. 1644. Boiven. 
Moses the son of Robert & Martha Bradford borne 2 (6) 1644. Bradford. 
James the son of James & Grace Browne, borne (7) 1645. Browne. 
Martha the daught'’ of Robert and I\Iartha Bradford borne 9 (9) 1645. 
Peter the son oi* Willm &/ Mary Bridg borne (11) 1643. Bridg. 

Alexander the son of Alexander & Elisabeth Baker borne Baker. 

15 (11) 1635. 

Samuel the son of Alexander & Elisabeth Baker borne 16 (11) 1637. 
John the son of Alexander & Elisabeth Baker borne 20 (4) 1640. 

Joshua the sonne of Alexander & Elisabeth Baker borne 30 (2) 1642. 
Hanna the daughter of Alexander & Elisabeth Baker borne 29 (7) 1644. 
Mary the daughter of Whlliam & Mary Chadborne borne Cliadbourne. 
(10) 1644. 

Elizabeth tlie daughter of Nicholas & Katherin Chariot Charlet. 
borne 15 (5) 1645 buried (7) 1645. 

Thomas the son of John & Susan Collens borne 15. (8) 1645. Collins. 
Benjamin the son of Richard & Elisabeth Cooke borne (6) 1644 Cooke. 
buried (3) 1645. 

Joseph the son of Richard & Alice Critchley buried (6) 1645 Critchley. 
Alice the wife of Richard Critchley buried. 

John the son of Lawrence & Martha Douce borne (8) 1644 Douce. 

buried (6) 1645. 

Mary the daughP of William & Mary Davies borne 3 (8) 1644. Davies. 
Thomas the son of William & Mary Davies borne 3 (7) 1645. 

John the son of Georg Dell borne (8) 1645. Dell. 

Martha the daughp of Edmund & Sarah Dennis borne 1 (3) 1644. Dennis. 


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Martha the wife of Lawrence Douce buried (8) 1644. Douce. 

John the sonne of Edmund Sarah Dennis borne 18 (12) 1645. Dennis. 
John the sonne of William & Martha Dinsdale borne (3) 1644. Dinsdale. 
Posthumus the sonne of Thomas & Anne Ditchfield borne Ditchfield^ 
(6) 1645. 

William Duglas the sonne of William Duglas borne 1 (2) 1645. Dug! as. 
Elisabeth the daught*" of ffrancis & Mary East borne 1 (9) 1644. East. 
Mehetabell the daughter of Jacob & Margerie Eliot borne (2) 1645. Eliot. 

Marie the daughter of Madie & Joane Engles borne (9) 1644. Engles. 
Robert the sonne of Robert Deborah ffen borne (4) 1644. ffen. 

Abel the son of Gabrieli & Elisabeth ffish borne 15 (10) 1644. fish. 
Mary flitch servant to Richard Wayte dyed, 24 (8) 1644. fitch. 

Deborah the daughter of Cotton fflack & Jane his wife borne fiacke. 
5 (8) 1644. 

Eliezer the son of Wm & Phebe flrancklin borne 4 (8) ffrancklin. 
1645. buried. 

Marie the daught^ of Strong & Elliner ffvrnell borne (5) 1645. ffurnel. 
Hannah the daugh^ of John Gallop Junior borne 14 (6) 1644. Gallop. 
Thomas the son of Arthur Gill borne (8) 1644. Gill. 

Joseph the sonne Benjamin & Ann Gillam borne (7) 1644. Gillom. 

Susan the daughter of Edmund & Katherine Grosse borne Grosse. 

(6) 1644. 

John the son of Thomas & Anne Grubb borne 1644 dyed Grub. 

(6) 1644. 

Elisabeth the daughter of Thomas & Anne Grubb borne (5) 

1644 dyed (8) 1644. 

Elizabeth the wife of Hugh Gunnison dyed 25 (11) 1645. Gunnison. 

Joseph the son of Georg & Elisabeth Halsall borne 3 (10) 1644. Halsall. 

Mary Hammon servant to m^ Cotton dyed (7) 1645. Hammon. 

Experience the daught^ of William & Joan Harvie borne 

4 (1) 1644. Harvie. 

Ilannah the daught^ of Capt Thomas Plawkins borne (8) 1644. Hawkins. 

Mary the daughter of Mark & Avery Hands borne 15 (12) 1645. Hands. 

Hanna the wife of Thom. Hawkins baker dyed 27 (3) 1644. Hawkins. 

Rebecca the daughter of Thom. Hawkins baker borne 28 (5) 1645. 

ffrancis the wife of Valentine Hill dyed. 17. (12) 1645. 

Joseph & Benjamin the sonns of Valent. & ffrancis Hill, 
borne 29 (4) 1644 dyed (6) 

Zebul an the son of Nicholas Pluet borne (11) 1644 

John the son of Richard & Joan Hogg borne 4 (1) 1643. 

Mehetabell the daught^ of Jeremy & Ester Houtchin borne 
(4) 1644. 

Anne the daught’* of Edward & Katherin Hutchinson borne 
18 (9) 1643. 

Deborah the daughter of James Hudson borne 3 (8) 1644. 

Mary the daughter of ffrancis & Mary Hudson borne 22 (6) 

Joseph the son of John & Mary Hurd borne 10 (7) 1644. 

Timothie the son of Georg & Anne Hyde borne (6) 1644. 

Susan the daught*' of Edmund & Susan Jacklin buried 1 
(8) 1644. 

Hannah the daught'’ of Edmund & Susan Jacklin borne 12 (9) 

Hanna the daugh'’ of John Jackson borne 2 (5) 1645. 

Jeremie the son of Edmund & Martha Jackson borne (5) 1645. 














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Rebecca the dauglitcr of Matthew Anne Jjons borne 26 Jjons. 

(12) 1644. 

Joseph the son of James ^ Abigail Johnson borne 27 (?) Johnson. 
1614 buried. 

Abigail the daught'' of James & Abigail Johnson borne 25 (9) 1G45. 
Josej)!! the son of Thomas & Joan Joy borne 1 (2) 1645. Joy. 

Job the son of Job Sarah Judkins borne 10 (3) 1637 Judkins. 

dyed 24 (3) 1()37. 

Samuel the son of Job 6c Sarah Judkins borne 27 (0) 1638. 

Job the son of Job 6c Sarah Judkins borne 30 (4) 1641 Dyed (4) 1641. 
Joel the son of Job Judkins 6c Sarah borne 30 (7) 1643. 

Sarah the daught'’ of Job 6c Sarah Judkin borne 7 (10) 1645. 

Hanna Latbrop servant to Richard Waite died 30 (9) 1641. J^afhrop. 
Caleb the son of John Mary Lake borne 27 (3) 1645. Lake. 

Mary the daimht'’ of Christoph'’ 6c Elisabeth Lawson borne J^awson. 

27 (8) 1645. 

Jolin the son of Richard 6c Abigail Lippincot borne 6 (9) 1644. J^ippingcot. 
Ester the daugO of William Ludkin buried (8) 1645. jAidkin. 

Samuel the son of Richard 6c Dinah Knight borne 9 (11) Knight. 

42 6c buried 25 (7) 43 

Joseph the son of Richard 6c Dinah Knight borne 15 (3) 1645. 

Abigail the wife of John Manning buried 25 (3) 1614. Manning. 

John the sonne of John 6c Abigail Manning borne 25 (3) 1643. 

Mary the daugh'’ of John & Abigail Manning borne 3 (4) 1644. 

Jacob the son of Rnph 6c Anne Mason borne 12 (2) 1644. Mason. 

Simeon the son of Henry 6c Sarah Messenger borne (1 ) 1645. Messenger. 
James the sons of Robert 6c Elizabetli Mers 3 (1) 1644. Mers. 

Samuel the son of John Milom borne (6) 1644. Milom. 

Elizabeth the daughter of (Jeorg 6c Mary Michel borne 20 Michel. 

(6) 1645. 

Amander the son of James Mary Minort borne (7) 1645. Minort. 
Ebenezer the son of Robert 6c Dorotbie Moone borne 7 (8) 1645. Moone. 
iFaith the daught'’ of Thomas 6c flaith Munt borne 24 (2) 1645. Munt. 
Samuel the son of the son of llenjamin 6c Elisabeth Negoos Negoos. 
borne 17 (10) 1645. 


Leonard Pitts servant of John Burrell dyed 13 ITeb. 1645. Pitts. 

Ruth the daughter of William 6c Ruth Iharson borne 3 (8) 1645. Parson. 

Sarah the daughter of Joseph Phippeni borne (11) 1644. Phippeni. 
John the son of William 6c Anne Pollard borne 4 (4) 1644. Pollard. 

John the son of Abel 6c Anne Porter borne 27 (9) 1643. Porter, 

Elisabeth the daught'’ of Peter & Alice Plaise borne 29 (7) 1644. Plaise. 
Timotbie the son of Timothie Prout borne 10 (1) 1645. Prout. 

Sarah the daught'’ of Arthur 6c Elisabeth Perry borne 30 (9) 1644. Perry. 
David the son of Edward 6c Elisabeth Rainsford borne 

(7) 1644. Rainsford. 

Elisha the sonne of William Rex borne (6) 1645. Rex. 

Deliverance the daugh^ of Henry 6c Sibla Sands borne (6) 1644. Sands. 
Ephraim the son of Thomas 6c ffaith Savadge borne 2 (5) 1645. Savage. 
John Scott son of Robert Scott borne and buried (6) 1645. Scot. 

John the son of Thomas 6c Joan Scotto borne 2 (3) 1644. Scotto. 

Lidia the daught'’ of Joshua 6c Lidia Scotto borne (5) 1645. Scotto. 

Nathaniel the son of David 6c Susan Selleck borne (5) 1645. Selleck. 


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Mary the daiigh'* of. John & Mary Severne borne 15 (7) 1644. Severn. 
Deborah the claughf of John & Mary Severne borne 26 
(12) 1645. dyed 6 (1) 1645. 

Jonathan the son of Sampson & Abigail Shore borne 16 Shore. 

(6) 1644 buried (3) 1644. 

IMary the daughf of Henry & Ellinor Shrimpton borne (6) Shrwipton. 
1 645. 

John the son of ffrancis Elisabeth Smith borne 30 (6) 1644. 

Joseph the son of Henrie & Alice Stevens borne 1 (7) 1642. 

John the son of Henry & Alice Stevens borne 10 (7) 1637. 

James the sonn of Henry & Alice Stevens borne 10 (2) 1640. 

Deborah the daughter of Henry & Alice Stevens borne 25 (2) 

Onesimus the son of John & Sarah Stevenson borne 26 (10) 


John Stevenson the son of John & Sarah Stepenson borne (7) 1645. 

John the son of Thomas Stanberry borne 15 (7) 1645. Stanherry 

Temperance the wife of John Sweete died (11) 1645. Sweete 

Hannah the daugh*' of John Synderland borne (8) 1644. Synderland 
Mary the daught^ of Thomas & Allice Spaule borne (7) 1644. Spaule 
Timothie the son of Richard Tapping Judith borne 1633 Tapping 
and dyed. 

Judith the wife of Richard Tapping dyed 1635. 

Joseph the son of Richard Tapping & Allice borne 30 (7) 

1645, &L dyed 14 (8) 1645. 

John the son of Benjamin & Deborah Thwing borne 21 (9) 1644. Timing. 
Grace the daught*’ of William & Grace Toy borne 23 (6) 1645. Toy 
John the son of Robt Turner & Elisabeth buried 19 (3) 1644. Turner 
Joseph the son of Robt & Penelope Turner borne 7 (7) 1644. 
Deliverance the daughf of Edward Mary Tyng borne 6 
(6) 1645. 

Hannah the daug^ of Thomas Allice Venner borne (11) 1644. 

John the son of Hezekiah & (Francis Vsher buried. (10) 1645. 





Elisabeth the daugt^ of Hezekiah & (Francis Vsher borne 1. (12) 1645. 
Jacob the son of Rob^ Walker borne 21 (1) 1644. Walker. 

Isaac the son of Isaac Walker borne (7) 1644. Walter. 

Mary the daughP of William Werdall borne (2) 1644. Werdall. 

(Febe the daughter of Richard Williams borne (6) 1643. Williams. 

Benjamin the son of Richard Williams borne (6) 1645. Williams. 

Stephen the son of m>' Stephen & Judith Winthrop borne Winthrop. 

7 (9) 1644. [(12) 1644. 

John the son of Robert & Rebecca Winsworth borne 10 JVinsworth. 
John the son of Nathaniel &- Mary Williams, borne (6) 1644. Williams. 
Samuel the son of Edward & Elisabeth Weeden borne (6) 1644. Weeden. 
Sarah the daughter of Thomas & Sarah Webber borne 1643. Wehher. 
William Webb buried. (10) 1644. Wehh. 

Newgrace the son of William Wilson buried (6) 1645. Willson. 

John the son of Robert Mary Wright buried (1) 1645. Wristht. 

Elisabeth the daught*" of Robert &b Joan Wing borne (5) 1644 


Smith Woodward the son of Robert & Rachell Woodward Woodward. 
borne (6) 1644. 

David the son of David &, Vrsula Yale borne 18 (7) 1645. Yale. 

Elisabeth, dau. of David & Vrsula Yale b. (3) 1644, d. 30 (6) 1644. 

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ADAMS, W’IIjEIAM, of New London, Con., 7 Oct. 1710 ; was a de- 
scendant of TFiV/iaz/d, w'liose name is found on a list of the inhabitants of 
I[)s\vicfi, Mass, in If542.* Ilis sons weret William^, Jun., NathanieP, and 
Samuel". William^, Jun. died Jan 1050, leaving two sons, William^ and 
Jolm^. The former William^^ w'as h. 27 May, 1650; grad. II. C. 1G7I, 
and w’as ord. B Dec. 107R, as tlie Second Minister of Dedham, where he 
died 17 Aug. 1085. Ills eldest son, Eliplialet'*, was b. at Dedham 20 
March, 1077 ; grad. II. C. 1001, and was ord. in New' London 0 Feb. 
1700, where lie died 4 Oct. 17511. He m. 15 Dec. 1700, Lydia, daught. 
of Ale.xander Pygan. His cliildren were William*, b. as above, Pygan*, 
|Mary*, Thomas*, Samuel*, and Lydia*. 

TFt7/m/;i*, a Subscriber for Prince’s Chron., grad. V. C. 1730, in which 
institution he was Tutor from 1732 to ’34. He studied Theology, w'as 
licensed to preach, and c.xcrcised the functions of his chosen calling for 
more than si.xty years, in and about New London, but was never ordained 
as a Pastor 

He published a single sermon, delivered 23 Oct. 1700, on the Thanks- 
giving for the success of the British arms, in the reduction of Montreal 
and the conquest of all Canada. 

He never mar., but spent the latter years of his life with the widow' of 
liis brotlier Pygan, to whom he gave the whole of his slender estate by 
w'ill. He died 25 Sept. 1708. The descendants of V\’m‘. in the male 
line have long since become extinct. a. w. 

CUSHINIt, JOHN, was the eldest son of Hon. Jolm Cushing, and 
horn at Scituate 28 April, 1002; was deputy to the General Court in 
1092; of the Governor’s Council from 1710 to 1720 ; Justice of His 
Majesty’s Superior Court of Judicature in 1729, and honored the station' 
until 1733. He married Deborah, dau. of Thomas Loring, selectman of 
Hull, 20 June, 1088, by whom he had Sarah, 8 Jan. 1080, who married 
Rev. Nathaniel Pitcher, 21 May, 1710; Deborah, 4 April, 1093, who 
married Capt. John Briggs, jr. 2 Dec. 1712. Hon. James Savage is a de- 
scendant. John, 17 July, 1095 ; Elijah, 7 March, 1098 ; Mary, 24 Nov. 
1700, married to Ca[>t. Elcazar Dorby,20 June, 1721 ; Nazareth, 11 Sept. 
1703, married Benjamin Balch ; Benjamin, 17 April, 1700; Nathaniel 9 
July, 1709. Deborah, the wife of Hon. John Cushing, died 9 June, 1713',. 
aged 45. He married the second time, wddow Sarah Holmes, wdiose 
name was Thaxter, 18 March, 1713, and had by her, Josiah, 29 Jan. 

* Fell’s Hist, of Ipswich. 

^IJist.Cull., series, Vol. VIII, by lion. James Savage. Also for further infor- 
mation relating to the Adams Genealogy we would refer the reader to the Hist'. 
Coll, of Miss F. JM. CaulUins, Camb. 1819, from which we have received eo incon- 
siderable aid in the preparation of this article. 

I It is with j)leasure that we now bear testimony to the accuracy of the statement 
made by the Editor ot the Gen. Reg. in a Note. Vol. VII. p. 270 — Mary, the wife of 
the Hon. John Bulkley, was the veritable daughter of Rev. Eliphalet Adams of New 
London. But it does not follow that the author of the memoir referred to ■w'as mis- 
taken as to the name of Mrs. Bulkley. For it is true that he married 
Mary Gardner, she having first, 13 Nov. 1733, become the wdfe of Doctor Jonathan, 
and 7 Oct. 1734, the mother of his first born and only son, John. Dr. Jonathan 
Gardner, having been lost at sea, 1735, his wid., Mary Gardner, as before stated, be- 
came the wife of the Hon. John Bulkley. 


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1715; Mercy, 24 Oct. 1716, who married the Rev. Nathaniel Eells, of 
Stonington, Conn. 1733. 

The venerable Judge John Cushing deceased on the 19th day of Jan. 
1738. Under this date the Rev. Josiah Cotton of Plymouth thus enlarges 
on the character of this truly eminent man, as recorded on page 259 of 
his very excellent Annals, an unpublished manuscript of ancestral me- 
moirs and notices of cotemporaries. “ I have lost some valuable friends 
in my day, and this year he to whom I very much owe my advancement 
has gone otf the stage, — Col. Cushing, who had been chief justice of our 
inferior court, and a councillor of the province for many years, and a 
judge of the supreme court, died 19 Jan., and was buried 25 Jan., to 
whom, among others, I was a bearer. He was a gentleman well versed 
in law, the life and soul of our court while he continued in it, a man in 
the main of justice and integrity. He was above seventy years old when 
he died, and retained his faculties tolerably well to his last sickness. 
When the aged and the honorable are taken away we ought to be sensibly 
affected, and earnestly pray that others may be raised up in their stead, 
that may do well and worthily in their day. At the ensuing election his 
eldest son, and our father-in-law, was chosen a councillor in his father’s 
room, and God grant that he may, according to expectations, fill up the 
vacancy by a long and faithful continuance in the service of his country. 
His introduction into the office was attended with a more unanimous vote 
than any ever before had, having all the votes save one. At the same 
election Judge Dudley, a man of superior parts and abilities was chosen, 
having all the votes save two, but it was negatived by the governor, 
(Belcher,) and the country thereby deprived of his services, the council 
weakened,” etc. 

CUSHING, THOMAS, the second son of Hon. John Cushing, was 
born at Scituate, 26 Dec. 1663 ; married Deborah, a daughter of Capt. 
John Tliaxter, 17 Oct. 1687 ; became a member of the First Church in 
Boston 1688, on the records of wliich his name is called “Cushion;” 
member of the Ancient and Hon. Artillery Company in 1691, an ensign 
in 1709. In March, 1705, removed with his wife to the Brattle street 
Church ; selectman of Boston in 1723; representative from 1724 to ’35 
of the King’s State Council. In 1725 was one of the opponents of the 
explanatory charter of King George 1st. His children were John, 6 Sept. 
1688, baptized in the First Church. The following were baptized by 
Cotton ]\Iather in the Second Church : Thomas, 30 Jan. 1693 ; Jonathan, 
13 March, 1701 ; Hannah, 12 Jan. 1702, married I'liomas Hill, Esq. 
13 July, 1727; Margaret, 5 July, 1696, married William Fletcher, 27 
May, 1717 ; Elizabeth, 4 Nov. 1691, married Rev. Jonathan Cushing 
of Dover, N. II. 24 Oct. 1717 ; Deborah, 17 June, 1699 ; Samuel, 7 Jan. 
1794, died 4 June, 1706; Deborah, wife of Hon. Mr. Cushing, died 16 
Feb. 1712. He married, second time, the widow Mercy Bridghan), 
whose name was Wensley, 8 Dec. 1712, and deceased 3 Oct. 1740. In 
Suffolk Probate Records, of that period, the Family Coat of Arms is ap- 
praised at twenty shillings. His widow died April 1746, and bequeathed 
her estate to the children of her first husband, Joseph Bridgham. 

CUSHING, Rev. CALEB, was the sixth child of Hon. John Cushing, 
who was one of the governor’s assistants in 1688, and married Sarah, a 
daughter of Mathew Hawke, a town clerk of Hingham. Caleb Cushing, 
the subject of this outline, was born at Scituate 6 Jan. 1672 ; graduated at 
Harvard College in 1692; entered the ministry and was ordained pastor 

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of the church in Salisbury 1G97 ; married Elizabeth, a daughter of Rev. 
John Cotton, widow of Rev, James Ailing of Salisbury, 14 March, 1G93. 
The lion. Caleb Cushing, member of President Pierce’s Cabinet, is a 
lineal descendant of this family. The children of Rev. Caleb Cushing 
were: Caleb, born 10 Oct. 1703; James, 25 Nov. 1705; John, 10 
April, 1700 ; Joanna, who married Elias Pike of Salisbury ; Mary, who 
married John Appleton of Ipswich ; and Elizabeth, who married Rev. 
Joshua Moody of the Isle of Shoals. 

We find in Cotton’s Annals the following pertinent remarks of Rev. 
Caleb Cushing to Rev. John Cotton, transcribed from his hitter addre.ssed 
to him, under date Salisbury, 4 Oct. 1742 : “The times are now much 
like those in the last century, when so many New Lights and new doc- 
trines, and corrupt errors, threatened to overrun the country. Indeed, 
the many trances, visions, and dreams, and wild ecstacies and enthusiastic 
freaks and frenzies which have abounded in some places, have cast a 
great damp on the work, much cooled the hery zealots, and we hope God 
in mercy will prevent the growth of those errors which seem to be creep- 
ing in apace, such as entluisiasm, antinomianism, familism, deism, quaker- 
ism, etc., and spare his people, and not give his heritage to reproach. 
But whatever design the adversary may have against these churches by 
these unaccountable extravagancies and wild commotions, yet I hope God, 
who can bring good out of evil, and light out of darkness, will overrule 
all these things for the revival of religion, awakening both ministers and 
people, and the further growth and establishment in the truth ; and not 
suirer blind zealots nor men of* corrupt minds to proceed any further, 
when their folly shall he manifest to all men.” Ho also alludes to “ some 
wandering stars, which by their fiery aspect startle and aflVight men, 
rather than enlighten and instruct them.” We find his signature among 
the numerous signers of documents in 1745 unfavorable to the itineracy 
of Whitfield, and endorsing the proceedings of Harvard College, in 1744, 
in relation to his career. Mr. Cushing was one of the thirty-nine clergy- 
men who addressed a letter to (Governor Dudley, 11 Nov. 1707, recom- 
mending the election of John Leverett, a layman, to the presidency of 
Harvard College “ to his favorable acceptance.” We have seen a 
crown twelve mo. pocket Bible, London edition, published by Charles Bill 
in 1700, containing the autographs of Rev. Caleb Cushing, dated 1710, 
and of his son, the Rev. James Cushing, dated 1752, with texts marked 
throughout, from which probably both father and son have preached, and 
by which we find indications of the character of their minds. This copy 
is now in the hands of a grand-daughter of the son, who was long pastor 
of a church in Haverhill, Mass. It was rebound by D. Gooking, at Bos- 
ton, June, 1744, and was transmitted to the son on the decease of the 
Rev. Caleb Cushing, which occurred 25 Jan. 1752, at the age of eighty 
years. He was the pastor of the church in Salisbury during the period 
of fifty-six years. We know not the man in the county of Essex who 
has moulded a broader and deeper influence on the minds of the people 
than our venerable divine, yet we have examined in vain the public cata- 
logues for his productions. Mr. Cushing left one son in the magistracy, 
and two sons in the ministry. It was said of him in the Boston Evening 
Post, that “ he was of excellent natural parts ; judgment and memory, 
which so rarely meet, yet met in him in so eminent degrees that it was 
not easy to say in which he excelled, and at the same time he had the 
easiest and happiest temper, and the most benign soul.” He was a learn- 


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ed, solid divine, and of exemplary conversation. He was condescending, 
prudent, benevolent, and a wise counsellor, remarkable for hospitality. 

CUSHING, JOHN, Jr., the eldest son of Hon. Judge John Cushing, 
was born at Scituate 17 July, 1695. He resided at Belle House in Scitu- 
ate ; was the town clerk from 1719 to ’44; was judge of probate, Ply- 
mouth Co., 1739; was judge of Massachusetts superior court from 1747 
to ’71. He married Elizabeth Holmes, a daughter of his father’s second 
wife, 1 April, 1717, and had Deborah, 16 Nov. 1718, who married David 
Stockbridge ; Sarah, 26 March, 1720, married Ebenezer Pierpont 16 
Aug. 1750; John, 16 Aug. 1722; William, 23 Sept 1720, died early. 

His wife died 13 March, 1726. He married the second time, Mary, a 
daughter of Josiah Cotton of Plymouth, 1729, by whom his children 
were: Mary, 6 Sept. 1736, who married Rev. Ebenezer Gay of Hing- 
ham, 10 Nov. 1763; William, 1 ISlarch, 1732. As this son became the 
most eminent of all the Cushing family, w^e will dwell somewhat on his 
character and services. He graduated at Harvard College in 1751 ; 
studied law with Jeremiah Gridley ; w^as attorney general of this State ; 
judge of probate, Pownalboro’, Lincoln Co., Maine, 1768 ; w^as judge of 
the Mass, superior court, 1772; w^as judge of the supreme judicial court 
in 1782 — was the only judge that adhered to our great revolution in 1777, 
and was the first chief justice of the State under the constitution in 1788. 
In 1789 he w’as nominated by Washington for chief justice of the U. S. 
supreme court, which honor he declined. In 1788 he was an elector of 
President and Vice President of the U. S. In the same year he was vice 
president of the Massachusetts Convention ; w as a founder and a member 
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1780. In 1794, w hen 
he was the rival candidate for governor of Massachusetts in opposition to 
Samuel Adams, it w’as said of him by John Adams : “ I shall be happier if 
Cushing succeeds, and the State w'ill be more prudently conducted.” In 
person he was small of stature, and wore a three-cornered hat and small 
clothes, with buckles on his shoes. He w'as an eloquent speaker and in- 
vincible at town meetings. His residence in Scituate was at the southeast 
of Walnut Tree Hill. He married Hannah Phillips of Middletown. Conn., 
but had no descendant, and died 7 Sept. 1810. 

The Hon. John Cushing, jr. had a large family. His next child w'as 
Charles, 13 Aug. 1734 ; Edw'ard, 1736, w’ho died the same year; Hannah, 
2 Sept. 1738, married Rev. Samuel Baldwin of Hanover, 4 Jan. 1756 ; Be- 
thiah, 29 March, 1740, married Abraham Burbank of West Springfield ; 
Roland, 26 Feb. 1750; Lucy, married Thomas Aylwin, Esq., 11 Sept. 
1771 : Abigail. 

Judge Cushing was one of the presiding judges at the trial of the 
British soldiers for the massacre in Boston, 5 March, 1770 , and his origi- 
nal manuscript of argument on this memorable occasion is in the posses- 
sion of a descendant, with other ancestral documents. He died at Scitu- 
ate 19 March, 1778. 

CUSHING, NATHANIEL, the sixth child of Hon. John Cushing, w'as 
born at Scituate 9 July, 1709; graduated at Harvard College 1728; mar- 
ried Mary Pemberton 23 Oct. 1729, and died 22 Nov. 1729. We find no 
further information regarding him. His name is designated on Prince’s 
catalogue of subscribers, among twenty-eight who deceased during the 
long period in which he was engaged in obtaining patrons for his work. 

CUSHING, THOMAS, the second son of Hon. Thomas Cushing, w^as 
born at Boston 30 Jan. 1693 ; graduated at Harvard College in 1711 ; was 


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a member of the Brattle Street Church in 1T13, dismissed to the Old 
South Church, on the erection of the new edifice, in 1730; was a Boston 
representative in 1735, and enga^^ed in mercantile pursuits. We have 
seen an original day-hook used hy Mr. Cushing, from which we extract 
these passages : “ l^\[)ence Dr to Samuel Pitcher for Shaving myself and 
(two) sons, a’ Jan. 24, 173S to July 21, 1740, cCPJ.” “ Exj)ence D*" etc. 
for a Wigg for my son Neddy, d'O.” Mr. Cushing was speaker of the 
house of representatives from 1712 to MG. He was frequently moderator 
of town meetings, and es[)ecially on the occasion when Boston voted 
thanks, 3 Sept. 1742, to Peter P'ancuil, Esq., for the gift of the Market 
House and Town Hall. He married Mary, a daughter of Edward Brom- 
field, 4 June, 1721. Their children were : Thomas, 21 .March, 1725, who 
became an active leader of the revolution; Edward, 29 Nov. 1727; 
Mary, G Oct. 172S; Elizabeth, baptized 14 Oct. 1733. Mr. Cushing died 
11 April, 174G. It is eulogy enough of this eminent merchant to (juote 
the language of his pastor, the immortal Thomas Prince, who remarked 
of him, in the funeral sermon occasioned by his decease : ““ I found that 

in a small, relaxed and feeble body there dwelt a great, a lively, a strong 
and well composed soul.” His widow died 30 Oct. 174G, aged fifty 
years. The Boston News Letter of that period states that “she fell down 
dead in her chamber alone.” It is a strong indication that Thomas Cush- 
ing knew how to appreciate the inestimable public advantage of Prince’s 
Chronology, as he was a subscriber for twelve copies of the work, and 
only one person gave his name for a larger number. 'Phis was Mr. Jona- 
than Whitney of Wreiitham, who engaged twenty-four copies. Will 
some one who bears tbe name contribute his biography ? 

CUSHING, JOB, a son of Mathew Cushing of Ilingham, who married 
Jael, a daughter of Capt. John Jacob, 31 Dec. 1G81, was born 19 
July, 1694, ami graduated at Harvard College in 1714. He entered the 
ministry, and was ordained as the first pastor of the first church in 
Shrewsbury, 4 Dec. 1723, and married Mary, a daughter of Kev. John 
Prentice of Lancaster, IG March, 1727, and, according to Ward, resided 
on house lot No. 22, “ granted to the first minister, which, with other 
grants made to him, contained some of the best lands in the town.” He 
died very suddenly, G Aug. 17G(). His widow died 27 May, 1798, at the 
age of ninety. 'Pheir children were: Job, I Jan. 1728; Jacob, 17 Feb. 
1730; Mary, 25 Jan. 1731, who died 1 April, 1740; Bridget, 4 Dec. 
1734, who died G April, 1740; John, 10 Sept. 1737, who died 1740; 
Mary, 24 March, 1741, married Nathan Stone of Yarmouth, (now' Den- 
nis) 17 Oct. 17G5 — three of their grand-children were lost off Cape Cod 
in 1814; John, 22 Aug. 1744; Bridget, 12 Sept. 174G, who died early. 
We refer our readers to Ward’s Shrewsbury Families for particulars of 
the descendants of Rev. Job Cushing. Two of his sons graduated at 
Plarvard College and entered the ministry; the eldest of whom, Jacob, 
became pastor of the church at Waltham, and John was settled at Ash- 
burnham. Mass. A blessing forever rests on the memory of the father 
and his sons . — \ Co7}i?nu7iicated hy Mr. James S. Loring.] 

“ ELIOT, ANDREW, Jr. — Student at Harvard Col.” was b. 25 Dec. 
1718; grad. II. C. 1737. He was settled over New North Church in 
Boston, 14 April, 1742, and d. 13 Sept. 1778. He received degree of 
D. D from Edinburgh, 17G7. 

He m. Elizabeth Langdon, 5 Oct. 1742. She was b. 1 July, 1721. 
They had issue as follows : I. Josiah, b. 11 Jan. 1744; II. Josiah, b. 31 


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Jan. 1746; III. Elizabeth, b. 4 May, 1747; IV. Samuel, b. 17 June, 
1748; V. Ruth, b. 2 Oct. 1749 ; VI. Mary, b. 24 Jan. 1751 ; VII. John, 
b. 31 May, 1754; VIII. Sarah, b. 3 Nov. 1755; IX. Susannah, b. 25 
Feb. 1759; X. Ephraim, b. <9 Dec. 1761 ; XI. Anna, b 27 April, 1765. 

L. M. B. 

ELIOT, Rev. JACOB, of Lebanon, was born in Boston, 14 Nov. 1700, 
and was a descendant of Jacob., who arrived at Boston 2 Nov. 1631, in 
the ship Lion, in company with his younger brother Jo/m, the great 
Apostle to our Gentiles. (Savage.) He was ordained a deacon of the 
first church 17 May, 1640, and died 1651, leaving a wid., Margery, who 
died 1661. Their children were : Jacob^, b. 16 Dec. 1632 ; John^, b. 28 
Dec. 1634; Hannah^, b 29 Jan. 1637-8; AbigaiP, b. 7 April, 1639; 
Susanna^, 22 July, 1641; and Asaph^, 2 Nov. 1651. Jacoh"^^ freeman 
1654, m., 9 Jan 1654, widow Mary Wilcox, by Capt. Humphrey Ather- 
ton. He was held in high esteem as a captain and deacon, and died 16 
Aug. 1693. His son Joseph^ was born 13 Jan. 1663. 

Jacob^, the subject of this brief memoir, was a son of Joseph® and 
Silence, and was born as above. He grad. Har. Col. 1720, and was or- 
dained first minister of the third church in Lebanon, Ct., 26 Nov. 1729, 
which relation he sustained to the time of his death, 12 April, 1766. 

His Ordination Sermon was preached by Rev. Solomon Williams, A. M. 
John Bulkley gave the Charge, and Jared Eliot the Right hand of Fellow- 
ship. The two former were Subscribers to Prince, and the latter a grandson 
of “ Apostle ” John. 

lie married, 4 May, 1732, Betty, a daughter of Rev. John Robinson ; a 
grad, of H. C. 1695, and a minister at Duxbury, Mass., for thirty-nine years. 
He was also one of Prince’s subscribers, of whom we propose to add 
more hereafter. Betty was b. at Duxbury, 28 Sept. 1712, and was an 
elder sister of Faith Robinson, who became the wife of the first Governor, 
(Jonathan) Trumbull. Their children were: Jacob*, b. 27 Aug. 1734; 
Betty*, born 16 March, 1736. Mrs. Betty Eliot d. 22 March, 1758. He 
m. for a second wife, 4 June, 1760, Miss Anne Blackleach of Stratford, 
and had Joseph*, b. 2 Nov. 1762; and John* b. 6 June, 1764. 

Jacob Eliot,* Jun., m., 27 May, 1761, Martba Blackleach of Stratford. 
Their children were : Martha®, b. 8 April, 1763; Jacob®, and Samuel®, 
twins, b. 27 Aug. 1765; and Benj.® b. 7 Oct. 1767. Jacob* became a 
Justice of the Peace, and died at Lebanon, much respected, 28 March, 
1783. Benjamin® died in Dobbs County, N. C., near the residence of his 
uncle Joseph*, in the year 1800. Jacob and Samuel removed to Moors, 
N. Y., where they have descendants now living. Martha became the 
wife of Dyar S. Hinckley, a grad, of Y. C. 1785, and settled in Lebanon, 
where she now has descendants by the name of Wetmore. A. w. 

HUNTINGTON, HEZEKIAH, of Norwich. *Simon^ is supposed 
to be the ancestor of the numerous families in New England of the name 
of Huntington. He was a native of Norwich, in Enghind, and embarked 
for Saybrook, Conn., in 1639, in company with Mr. Fenwick. He was 
accompanied by his three sons, Simon‘S, Christopher^, and Samuel®. He 
died on the voyage, just before the vessel reached her place of destina- 
tion. Samuel removed to New Jersey, but his two elder brothers settled 
at Saybrook, where they remained till 1660, when they removed to Nor- 
wich, accompanied by Rev. tJames Fitch and others. 

* See Hist, of Norwich, by Miss F. M. Caulkins. 
fTrumbulfs Hist, of Conn, Vol. I.p 236. 

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Cliristo[)licr tn , 7 Oct. 1G52, Ruth Rockwell of Windsor. Ills cliil- 
dren were: Rutli^; Cliristoj)l»ci^, Jr., bom I Nov. IGtiO ; Tliomas^, John^, 
Snsanrmli^, Lydyali^, and Annc^. Dea. Christoplier^, Jun., m., 2G May, 
1G81, Sarah Adgat. Their children were: Jiuth'*, Christopher'*, Isaac"*, 
Jahez"*, Matthew^ ; Ilezchioh'*., a subscriber for P’s C., born IG Dec. 1G9G, 
and Sarah"*. Ry a second rn., Oct. I7D(), with Juditli, tlie wid. of Jona- 
than Brewster, he had Judith"*, Jolm"*, Kl)iz*, and Jererniali"*. 

i/c 2 e/:/«/P in., t) July, 1 7 19, Ilannali P'rink, and had ITannalP, AniP, 
Eunice*; Ilezekiah*, b. 10 Au". 172G, ^rad. Y. C. 1714. died 15 May, 
1747; Elias*, Abigail*, Elijah*, Eunice*, Dorotliey*, (jiurdon*, and Luce*. 
Of tliis numerous family not one descendant now remains. He m., 2d, 
2^3 March, 1748-0, Dorothy Williams of Bristol. Their only child was 
Hannah*, b. .‘3 Nov. 1750. 

Hannah* (bom 1750) became, 11 Dec. 1771, the wife of *Col. Joshua 
Huntinjrton. She was married by the venerable tl)r. Bcnj. Lord, (also 
one of Prince’s Sub.) as we believe her father w’as, fifty-one years before 

Their only child, Betsey®, became the wife of the lion. Frederick 
Wolcott of Litchfudd, a brother of the last, and a son of the first Oliver, 
and a grandson of Roger, the three having been governors of Conn. 
Their children are: Huntington^, now of Boston; Mary AmP ; I’reder- 
ick^, who m. a dau. of (4. O. Howland of New York ; HannalP, and 

Hezekiah Huntington was engaged in tlic manufiicture of linseed oil, 
and in trade, by which he amassed an estate worth, at his decease, more 
than lour thousand pounds. He was a dea. of the first church in Nor- 
wich ; Chief Judge of the Inf. Court; Judge of the Probate Court from 
the formation of the Norwich Dist. in 1748 to 1774; and Assistant or 
member of the upper House of the Assembly for the almost unprece- 
dented term of twenty-eight years. He died at New London during the 
session of the Court, Feb. 10, 1774, aged 7G. a. w. 

LEWIS, EZEKIEL, son of Capt. Wm. Lewis of P'armington, Ct., 
was b. 7 Nov. 1674; grad. Harv. Col. 1695. 1 find from W'estfield Chh. 

Rees, that, ‘HG97. (4). 16. Mr. Ezekiel Lewis entered into Church fel- 
lowship.” “ 1704. 21., (7) Mr. Ezekiel Lewis dismissed to South Chh. 
Boston.” He was a merchant in Boston. Representative 1723-4, 5, 6, 
7, Nov. 1727. 28-40 I’eb. 1741. May 1731. He m. (1) Mary Brea- 

den, 18 March, 1702 ; (2) Abigail Kilcup, 1 I Oct. 1704. 

Ezekiel Lewis d. 14 Aug. 1755, aged 81. Mrs Mary Lewis d. 20 Feb. 
1704. Abigail Lewis d. 

Issue by \sf. wife. — Mary, b. 21 Jan. 1703; in. (I) John Edwards, 25 
April, 1722, and (2) Thayer. 

Issue by 2d wife. — Abigail, b. 12 June, 1706, m. Jere. Gridley ; Wm. 
b. 28 Nov. 1707, d. 13 Nov. 1710; Sarah, b. 21 May, 1710 — not named 
in father’s Will ; Elizabeth, b 22 Aug. 1712, rn. Harrison Gray, 9 Jan. 
1734; Hannah, b. 14 Sept. 1714 — not named in father’s Will ; Ezekiel, 
b. 15 April, 1117., perhaps grad. Harv. Col. 1735. 

Capt. Wm. Lewis, the father of the above named Ezekiel, was, so far 

*Col. Joshua Huntington represents the other son of Simon*. He was the son of 
Jabez and Hannah, the daught. of Rev. Ebenezer Williams of Pomfret, (a Sub. for P. 
Chron ) ; the grandson of Joshua and Hannah (Perkins) Huntington ; gr. grandson 
Dea. Simon and Sarah (Clark) Huntington ; and gr. gr. grandson of Simon of Nor- 
wich, Eng. 

t See Gen. Register, Vol. VII page 74. 


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as appears, the only child of Wm. Lewis of Newtown (Cambridge) 
Hartford, IJadley and Farmington. He (Capt. Wm.) m. (1) Mary Hop- 
kins, dau. of the wife of Richard Whitehead of Windsor, Ct. ; (2) Mary 
Cheever, 22 Nov. 1671, dau. of the famous schoolmaster Ezekiel C.,and 
died 18 Aug. 1690, at Farmington. His widow (the mother of Ezekiel) 
m. dea. Thomas Bull of Farmington, 3 Jan. 1692, and d. 10 Jan. 1728, 
aged 87 or 88. 

Wm. Lewis, the father of Capt. Wm. and granfather of Ezekiel, be- 
longed to the Braintree Company which, in 1632, removed from Braintree 
to Cambridge ; thence, about 1636, to Hartford ; about 1659 to Hadley, 
which town he represented in the General Court, 1662 ; from thence to 
Farmington, where he died, Aug. 1683. His wife (Felix) died at Had- 
ley, 17 April, 1671. l. m. b. 


The following corrections and comments upon an article in the October 
number of the Register, 1853, page 304, should be inserted to make his- 
tory right : The April number, 1853, page 129, says Margaret Vaughan 

d. of George and Elizabeth (Elliot) Vauglian, was born 21st August 1705, 
and died 9th September, 1706. This corresponds with April number, 1851, 
page 245, where your correspondent gives her birth the same, and says she 
died young. Now, this same correspondent says : — “ Abigail Vaughn. 

[sister] born 11 March, 1709, married Wentworth.” Now, the 

third wife of Hunking^ Wentworth, of Portsmouth, was Margaret Vaugh- 
an, who died 25th Feb’y, 1788, in her 78th year. This Abigail was only a 
mistake for a second Margaret. So there was no Abigail Vaughan for Gov. 
Benning Wentworth to marry. The story of his marrying Anne Estwick 
is without authority except the poorest of tradition, which amounts to 
nothing against the Boston Records, which sav that Benning Wentworth 
married Abigail daughter of John Ruck of Boston, 31st December, 1719. 
She was baptized 17th Sept. 1699. The Records of the Second Church 
of Boston give the following baptism of Gov. Benning’s two oldest chil- 
dren : John, son of Abigail Wentworth, 29th January, 1720-1 ; Benning, 
son of do, 1st July, 1722. Gov. Benning had another son, Foster, who 
was probably baptized at Portsmouth. She died 8th Nov. 1755, and there 
is neither evidence nor even tradition that he had a wife afterwards, until 
he married Miss Plilton. Gov. Benning had no children who lived to be 

Your correspondent; in same October for 1853, thinks, because Paul 
Wentworth of Rowley, Mass., was uncle to the children of Benjamin and 
Sarah Barnard of Watertown, Mass., that Mrs. Barnard was daughter of 
Elder William Wentworth. The only daughter of Elder William, yet 
discovered, is Elizabeth, wife of Richard Tozier or Tozer. If the truth 
is ever discovered in this matter, I think it will appear that Catharine, 
wife of Paul Wentworth, was a Barnard. 

The origin of the following Wentworths in that article have yet to be 
traced out. James Wright and Mary Wentworth married 24th Sept. 1712 ; 
Caleb Philips and Elizabeth Wentworth, 31st Dec. 1730; Humphrey 
Scarlett and Mary Wentworth, 11th Sept. 1733. 

1854.] Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 



[Continued from page 360 of Vol. VII.] 

Riddar. — Thaddeus, selectman, 

Lynn, 1G61-2. 

Riggs. — Thomas., so. 32 in 16G7. — 
Thomas., Gloucester, 1600. 

Riley. — Henry., Rowley, 1670. 

Ring. — Jo/m, a wits. 1001. — Rob- 
ert., cooper, wf. Elizabeth., 1006. 

Riri*. — Thomas., ae. 40 in 1002. 

liiPTON. — Jo/m, a Scotchman, had a 
house in 1065. 

Ristiwortii. — Edward., son-in-la. to 
Rev. Jno. Wheehvright., 1076. — 
Edward., York, 1669. 

' Rix. — Thomas., Salem, barber, 1652 ; 
wf. Margaret. 

Roberts. — See Maverick. — Rob- 

ert, inventory, 1063. — John, m. 24 
in 1670. — Jo/m, m. 45 in 1092. — 
Samuel, of Ipswich, 1069 ? — John, 
m. 45 in 1692. 

Robins. — Samuel, Salisbury, will 22 
Aug. 1665, gives estate to his 
father, John Robins of Theding- 
worth, Leicestershire, O. Eng- 
land, mother Hester and bro. Jo- 
seph Robins. 

Robinson. — See Brown. — William, 
wf. Isabella, ch. (Martha) b. 2 
Feb. 1645-6, d. 3 days after. — 
John, inventy. 28 Mar. 1653. — 
Samuel, ac. 22 in 1058. — John, 
Ipswich, will 1657-8, (noch.) ; he 
was living in 1060. — Joseph, zc. 19 
in 1604. — Timothy, Salem, 1668. 
— John, ae. 22 in 1662. — Jo/m, 
Haverhill, [no date.] 

Roby. — Henry, 1654. — Henry, 50 
in 1664. 

Rogers. — See Denison. — Lambert. 
— Rev. Nathaniel, m. Margaret 
(Rogers) Crane, dau. of Robert 
Crane, in England ; ch. Samuel, 
Timothy, Ezekiel, Nathaniel ; 
three gr. ch. John, Nathaniel, and 
Margaret Hubbard. “ To the ch. 
of my cousin John Harris of 
Rowley, viz., Elizabeth, Nathan- 
iel, John and Mary."'"' Extracts 

fr. Nath. Rogers’’ will, made 25 
Sept. 1655. — Margaret his da. m. 
Rev. Wm. Hubbard. — Ezekiel, ae. 
26 in 1666 ; grad. 1659. — Joshua, 
drowned, .Tune, 1068. — Timothy, 
Boston, son of Mr. Nathaniel of 
Ipswich, will 9 May, 1655. — 
Martha, ae. ab. 16, chooses her 
mother Mrs. Margaret R. for her 
guardian. She, Mrs. Margaret, 
was sister to Rev. Wm. Hubbard. 
— The other ch. of Mr. Ezekiel 
R. were Nathaniel, Ezekiel, Tim- 
othy and Samuel. They were 
under age. Mr Ezekiel d. 23 
Jan. 1675; was son of Rev. 
Nath. — Nathaniel, ae. 24 in 1059. 
— Mr. Nathaniel d. 14 June, 1680. 
— Mr. John, bro. Nath. 

Rolfe. — Daniel, m. Hannah, da. 
Humphrey Bradstreet. — See 
Bradstreet. — Daniel, son to 
Robert Collins, 1672. — See Holt. 

Daniel m. Bradstreet, d. 

1654. — John, 1645. — John, Salis- 
bury, 1063. — Henry, Newbury, 
will proved 28 Mar. 1043 ; wf. 
and ch. ment’d but not named, 
except Jolm, oldest son ; all under 
21 yrs., “ kinsman Thomas Whit- 
teer bro. John Rolfe, cousin 
John Saunders of Salisbury. — 
Daniel, 1 656 ; wf. Hannah, da. of 
Humphrey Bradstreet. — Daniel, 
“slain in y^ warres with y® 
Inians,” says my bro. Ezra, and 
father R. — Benj. sen. Newbury, 
1693; John, wf. Dorothy , \6^3. 
— Benjamin, sen. weaver, 1698. 
— Benjamin, ae. 32 in 1669. — See 

Roote. — Josiah, 1670. — Thomas, 

(Roots) weaver, 1657. 

Rooton. — Richard, will June, 
1663 ; no ch. 

Roper. — See Dutch. — Walter, da. 
Sarah, 1670. — Walter, Ipswich, 
1670, ae. 68 in 1680, d. 15 July, 


Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk, [Jan. 

same year; will, wf. Susan^ ch. 
John, Nathaniel, Mary, Eliza- 
beth, Sarah ; grand-ch. Elizabeth, 
Margaret, Susan, Rose, Sarah 
Sparks and John Dutch. — Walter, 
8B. 45 in 1658. 

Ropes. — George, Salem, d. intest. 
1670; wf. Mary, sons George and 

Row. — John, sen. will 1661 ; wf. 
Bridget, sons John and Hugh. — 
Hugh, SB. 20 in 1665. 

Rowden. — John, Salem, 1658. — 
John, SB. 50, Mary, 48 in 1668. 
— John, Salem, 1652. 

Rowell. — Valentine, Salisbury, car- 
penter, wf. Joanna, 1661-2. — 
Thomas, Ipswich, 1658. 

Rowland. — Samuel, sb. 20 in 1667, 
and Mary, sb. 17, niece to Jas. 
Smith. — Richard, Salem, 1668, 
SB. 60 in 1670. — Mary, sb. 39 in 

Rowlandson. — Joseph, (Roland- 

son) of Lancaster, says my dear 
aunt Elizabeth Wells, late de- 
ceased. She was widow of Dea- 
con Wells, of Salisbury. 

— John Harrison of Rowley “ was 
late husband of my aunt.” — 
Thomas, (Rolandson, bro. of the 
preceding) will 7 July, 1682, d. 
same month and year ; wf. Doro- 
thy ; son Joseph, and 4 das. 

Ruck. — Mr. Samuel, [1658 ?] — 

Thomas, Boston, draper, and 
Elizabeth, 1654. — Thomas and 
John, Boston, 1651 ; JbAw, Salem, 
1660 ; Thomas, wf. Elizabeth. 

Rumball. — Daniel, sb. 50 in 1654. 
— Daniel, blacksmith, Salem, sb. 
62 in 1661 ; Sarah, sb. 70, s. y. 

Russ. — John, sen. sb. 50 ; Margaret, 
41 or 42 in 1661. — Nathaniel, se. 
28 in 1668. 

Russell. — Henry, 1665. — Richard, 
SB. 23 in 1665. — Roger, sb. 60 
same year. — Daniel, sb. 68 in 
1668. — Joseph, apprentice to 

George Keysar, 1686-7. — Henry, 
Ipswich. SB. 55 in 1665. 

Rust. — Nathaniel, sb. 29 in 1670. 

Sadler. —See Busbee. — Anthony, 

Salisbury, shoemaker, wf. Mar~ 

Saffal. — John, sb. 30 in 1661. 

Safford. — Joseph, sb. 59 in 1692. 
— See Low. 

Sallows. — Thomas, Salem, inven- 
tory, 1663. — Mark, Salem, will 
14 Nov. 1646. 

Salmon. — Daniel, Lynn, sb. 50 in 
1660 ; living 1662. — Daniel, a 
soldier in the Pequot War. — Wil- 
liam, Newbury, [no date.] — Mar- 
gery, wife of Daniel Stocker, 

Salter. — Theophilus, 1651. 

Charlestown, 1664. — Henry, 
Charlestown, 1667. — William, sb. 
48 in 1655. 

Sanborn. — See Moulton. — Steven, 
Hampton. — Hampton, 1643 ; 
wf. Mary, d. 30 Nov. 1668. — 
John, sen. m. Margaret Moulton, 
2 Aug. 1671. — John, m. Marga- 
ret Godfrey, 14 Sept. 1671. 

Sanders. — See Birdsall. — Pike. 
— Rolfe. — John, Salisbury. — 
John, (Sanders) Salem, will 1645 ; 
fa. Grafton, son John not 21. — 
Tobias, 1650. — John, Wells, 
1645. — John, Newbury, yeoman, 
1655 ; — Hampton, 1643. — James, 
SB. 22 in 1665 ; Haverhill. — John, 
of Weeks, in the parish of Dain- 
ton, Co. Wilts, constitutes his 
kinsman, Richard Dole, of New- 
bury, his attorney ; wf. Hester, fa. 
Rolfe ; Hester Sanders was wf. of 
John Rolfe, 1670. — John, Hamp- 
ton, 1649. 

Sardin. — Arthur, inventory, 1667. 

Sargeant.- — See Barnes, Challis, 
Colby, Hayward. — William, 
seaman, 1652. — William, sons 
William and Thomas, 1669. — 
Thomas, m. da. Wm. Barnes ; m. 
Rachel Barnes, 2 Mar. 1668-9 ; 
William, m. Mary Colby, 23 
Sept. 1668. — William, Amesbury, 
will 1670-1 ; da. Elizabeth, wf. 
of Samuel Colby ; sons Thomas 
and William ; das. Mary and 
Sarah; gr. ch. William Challis, 
Elizabeth, Lydia, Mary, Philip 

1854.] Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


Watson Challis, Dorothy Colhy^ 
Elizabeth Colby ^ Wm. Sargent., 
and loving bro. in-la. Mr. Thomas 
Bradbury . — William, w. 35 in 

Savage. — Thomas., Boston, merch. 
1654 ; a3. 57 in 1664 ; Thomas., 
inn. a). 25 in 1661. — Henry. 

Sawer. — Edward., tc. 60 in 1668. 

Sawyer. — John, Haverhill, 1670. — 
Samuel, a). 18 in 1665. — Edward, 
(Sawer) ai. 60 in 1668. — James, 
Ipswich, weaver, 1670. — Edward, 
wf. Mary, son John, 1676. — Ed- 
mund, Ipswich formerly, now of 
York, 1661 ; Samuel, id. — Henry, 
S. or Sayward, 1660. 

Sayer. — James, 1669, wf. 1669. 

Sayward. — Henry, Strawberry 
Bank, formerly of Hampton, 1650. 
— Id. planter, of Sagamore Creek 
in Strawberry Bank, 1652. 

Scammon. — Richard, 1676. 

Scarlet. — Sec Dennis. — Ann, will 
1642-3; bro. Brouming, bro. Jo- 
seph Grafton ; sister Dennis ; ch. 
Mary, Margaret, Joseph. 

Scott. — See Kimball. — Thomas, 
Ipswich, will 8 Mar. 1653-4 ; ch. 
Thomas, Elizabeth, Abigail, Han- 
nah, Sarah, Mary, and bro. Rich- 
ard Kimball. — Thomas, of Stamp- 
ford in the jurisdiction of New 
Haven, Ct., son of Thomas of 

Scruggs. — See Raybient. — Thom- 
as, inventory 24 June, 1654. — 
Mary, wid., Salem, 1654, son-in- 
la. John Rayment. 

ScuDDER. — See Bartholobiew. — 
Thomas, Salem, will 30 Sept. 
1657. — Elizabeth, widow, inven- 
tory 1666. — Thomas, 1647. 

ScuLLARD. — Samuel, will 1647 ; two 
ch. Mary and Sarah. 

Sealy. — John, 8B. 24 in 1672. 

Seavey. — Richard, «e. 35 in 1670. 

Seers. — Alexander, inventory 1667. 

Severance. — See Abibrose. — See 
Church. — John, son-in-law to 
Richard Kimball. — John, planter, 
1643, wf. Susanna. — Salis- 

bury, vintner, 1666. — Eben, son 
of .lohn, will 1665 ; bros. John, 
Benjamin, Ephraim ; sisters Abi- 
gail Church and Mary Coffin . — 
John, will 7 Apr. 1682, d. 9 Apr. 
wf. Susanna ; ch. John, Ephraim ; 
son-in-la. and gr. son Jonathan 

Sharp. — Samuel, inventory 1666. 

SiiARRATT. — Hugh, Dover, 1659. — 
Hugh, will 30 July, 1670 ; wf. 
Elizabeth ; ch. Samuel, Elizabeth 
Deare, John Griffin, Lydia Grif- 
fin, c\\\\i\ Humphrey Griff n. [Per- 
fectly un-understandable.] 

Shatswell. — Richard, 1 659. — The- 
ophilus, wf. Susanna ; m. (he) 45 
in 1659. — John, will 1646 ; wf. 
Johan, son Richard, bro. Theo- 
philus ; sis. Mary, wife of John 
Webster. Mary afterwards m. 
John Emery. 

Shattock. — Samuel, Salem, felt ma- 
ker, 1658. 

Shaw. — Roger, father-in-law to 
Abraham Tilton, 1653. — Benja- 
min, wits. 1664. — Roger, last wf. 
Susanna, widow of Wm. Tilton . — 
Joseph, son of Roger. — Abraham, 
sc. 30 in 1664. — Benjamin, bro. 
Samuel Fogg, 1672. Joseph and 
Benjamin, sons of Roger of Hamjv 
ton, a da. of Roger wf. of Thomas 

Parker. Roger, Cambridge, 


Shepard. — See Eastbian. — Isaac, 
OB. 25 in 1665. — Jeremiah, se. 33 
in 1683. — Solomon, m. Sarah, da. 
of Roger Eastman, [no date.] 

Sherburne. — Henry, 1654. 

Sherbian. — Samuel, se. 30 in 1666. 

Sheralt. — See Deare. 

Sherring. — See Lubibius. — Henry 
(Sherry) ae. ab. 64 in 1668. — 

John, m. da. Edward Lum- 


Shipley. — Ann, mentioned in Joan 
Cuming's will, 1644. — John, 
(Shepley) 1655. 

Short. — Henry, 1665 ; mentions 
bro. Thompson. — Sarah, ae. 50, 
Anthony, wf. Anne, 1655. 

Sibley. — Richard, widow Hannah, 


Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


eldest son Samuel y 1700. — /o/m, 
deceased, wf. Rachel y 1661. 

Silver. — Thomas, wf. Mary; ch. 
John and Thomas, [no date.] — 
Widow Mary m. Capt. Simon 
Wainwrighty who was kd. by In- 
dians in Haverhill, 1711. — Thom- 
as, ch. Thomas, John, Samuel, 

Mary, m. Robinson ; Sarah, 

m. Alley ; Martha, m. 

Willett ; Hannah, m. Akers. 

Silvester. — Nathaniel, wit. will of 
Lawrence Southwick of Shelter 

Simmons. — Samuel, Haverhill, 1669. 
— John, IE. 38 in 1678. 

Simpson. — See Jordan. — Francis, 
ae. 55 in 1644. 

Singletary. — Richard, Salisbury, 
1645, 1653; wf. Susanna. — Jona- 
than, wf. Mary. — Richard, ae. 63 
in 1662 ; Susannah, ae. 46, 1662. 
— Richard and Susanna, 1662. 

SiNKLER. — John, wf. Mary, Exeter, 
1667. — John (Sinclar) Exeter, 

Skerry. — Henry, ae. 50 in 1663. — 
Francis, ae. 60. 

Skillin. — Thomas, and [wf. .?] Deb- 
orah had son, Thomas, b. Nov. 

Slater. — John, Marblehead, 1665, 
wf. Elizabeth. 

Slead. — John, ae. 25 in 1670. 

Sleeper. Hampton, 1657. 

Smalledge. — William, Ipswich, 

Smart. — John, Exeter, 1653. — 

Capt. James, 1668. — Robert, Exe- 
ter, 1674. 

Smith. — Samuel, Wenham, 1642. — 
See Brown, Coker, Dalton, Gil- 
man. — George, Salem, 1663. — 
Samuel, Wenham, will [1642.?] 
wf. Sarah, son Thomas, da. Mary 
m. to Wm. Brown, who had two 
sons, William and John. — John, 
Richard, 1650. — William, Ips- 
wich, 1654. — Henry, Rowley, 
1656. — Serjeant John, se. 30 m 
1658. — Robert, se. 33 in 1656. — 
Richard, Ipswich, son of Richard 
living in Old England. — Meribah, 

Robert, Hampton, 1657. — John, 
servt. to Wm. Bellingham, 1662. 
— Robert, se. 33 in 1659. — John, 
se. 42 in 1666. — Henry, se. 63 ; 
James, se. 43 in 1667. — Capt. 
James, 1668. — Benjamin, Read- 
ing, se. 30 in 1667. — James, Mar- 
blehead, se. 45 in 1669. — Thomas, 
se. 22, s. y. — Nathaniel, 1672. — 
John, Hampton, son of John late of 
the Vineyard. — Benjamin, Boston, 
James, Marblehead, 1652. — Rich- 
ard of Ipswich, son of Richard of 
Shropham, Co. Norfolk, O. Eng. 
— Thomas of Newbury, slain with 
Capt. Lothrop. — John, maltster, 
Salem, wf Ann, [no date]. 

Smith. — James, se. 48 in 1672. — 
James, Marblehead, will [no date] 
wf. Mary, son James, son-in-la. 
Richard Rowland, wf. Mary, da. 
Catharine Eboune . — Samuel, se. 
23; Thomas, se. 24 in 1672. — 
Robert, 1654. — Nicholas, Exeter, 
1658. — Hugh, wf. Mary, who 
afterwards m. Jeremiah Elsworth 
of Rowley. — William, 1664. — 
James, se. 43 in 1666-7. 

Snawshell. — Thomas, se. 32 in 
1 666. — Abraham (Sneshshell) 
Marblehead, 1672. 

SoLART. — Robert, inventory, 1663. 
— John, Wenham, 1656. — John, 
wf. Sarah, will 26 Sept. 1672. — 
John, 1679. 

Solomon. — The mulatto Jew of 
Boston, 1668. 

Somerby. — Elizabeth, da. of Henry 
and Judith, wf. of Nathaniel 
Clark, 1657. — Anthony, se. 52 in 
1662 ; se. 60 in 1669 ; Abiel, se. 
28 in 1669. 

Somes. — Morris, Gloucester, ae. 50 
in 1650. 

Souther. — Nathaniel, notary pub- 
lic, somewhere, 1654. 

SouTHMAYD. — William and [wf. .?] 
Melicent, son John, b. 26 Oct. 
1643; William, h. 17 Sept. 1645. 

Southwick. — See Burnell. — Law- 
rence., wf. Cassandra, ch. Pro- 
vided, b. Dec. 1641 ; late of Sa- 
lem, now Shelter Island ; will 10 

1854. J Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


July, 1G59; cli. Daniel.^ Provided., 
John., Josias., Mary, wf. to Henry 
Trask, and Deborah. 

Spark. — John, ae. 27 in 1G62. 

Spenser. — See Knight. — Mr. John 
(Spencer) farm granted him in 
Newbury, 1638. — Garrard (Spen- 
cer) enters a complaint against 
Edward Richards, 1646. — Roger, 
Charlestown, 1665. — JoJm, (Spen- 
ser) will 1 Aug. 1637. — Roger 
(Spencer) Charlestown, 1653. 

Spofford. — JoJrn, ae. 50 in 1662. 
— John, sen. will 7 Oct. 1678 ; 
ch. Francis, John, Tho?nas, Sam- 
uel, Elizabeth, Hannah, Mary, 
Sarah, wf. living hut not named. 
poLDiNGE. — Edward, 1656. 

Spooner. — Thomas, Salem, 1663 ; 
inventory 1664. — Henry, Scotch- 
man. — Thomas, Wenham, linen 
weaver, 1657. 

Stackhouse. — Richard, Salem, 
1658. — Richard, 1660. 

Stacy. — Sec Parnell. — John, ae. 
60 in 1654 ; son Henry . — Thomas, 
m. Susanna Wooster, \ Oct. 1653 ; 
ch. Thomas, b. 6 July, 1654 ; 
William, 21 April, 1656 ; Re- 
bekah, 7 Dec. 1657 ; Elizabeth, 
10 Apl. 1659; Joseph, 27 June, 
1660; Mary,h. 7 Nov. 16()l. — 
Henry, ae. 45 in 1667 ; Mary, 
22, afterwards Mary Parnell ; 
Jane, ae. 30 in 1667. — Simon, 
1670. — Simon, ae. 40 in 1678. — 
Thomas, estate settled 1691-2; 
wf. Susanna ; ch. William, John, 
Elizabeth, wf. of Jolm Woodwell ; 
Susa7i7ia, wf. of John Marsto7i, Jr. 
— Jolm, inventory 1672. — John, 
ae. 23 in 1672. — He7iry, ae. 46 
in 1666. 

Standish. — James, Lynn, 1642. 

Stanian. — Anthony, ae. 55 in 1672; 
Hampton, 1657, wf. Arm. — John, 
ae. 40 in 1669. — Hampton, 

Stanley. — See Lovett. — George, 
m. Bethia Lovell [Lovett .?] — 
Matthew, ae. 30 in 1669. 

Star. — Nathaniel, ae. 48 in 1670. 

Starbuck. — See Adams. — Edward, 

I Dover, 1661, son Nathaniel, set- 
I tied in Nantucket. 

I Stebbins. — John, wits. Abraham 
MerrrVZ’s will; 1662. 

Sterling. — William,Vie. 35 in 1672 ; 

I ae. 30 in W(S7.—Id. 1677. 
Stevens. — See Blesdale. — John, 
wits. 1645; Andover, wf. Eliza- 
beth, inventory 28 Apl. 1662. — 
James, 1666. — Jolm, ae. 56 in 
1667 ; had son Nathaniel, Wil- 
Ua7n, s. y. — John, ae. 30 in 1669. 
— Jolm, heir of William, late of 
Newbury, 1673. — Samuel, slain 
with Ca|)t. Jjothrop. — Jolm of Car- 
olina, gives to “ my sister Lydia 
Clarke of Newbury, land laid out 
to my father TLm. »S ” [no date]. 

I Stewart. — William, invent’y 1664 ; 
j wf Sarah. 

iSTicii. — Henry, 0 . 0 . 102 or thcrea- 
I bouts in 1653. 

Stickland. — Peter, ae. 24. 
'Stickney. — S ee Northend. 

I Stillman. — Elias, inn. [1654.^] 
j Elias, inventory, 1663. — Richard 
and Samuel, Salem, 1647. 
Stimson. — George, 1664 ; ae. 27 in 

Stocker. — Tho7iias, 1672. 
Stockman. — John, m. Sarah, da. of 
I Maj. Robert Pike. 

! Stoddard. — Anthony, ae. 52 in 
j 1658. 

I Stone. — Dca. Simon, wf. Sarah, 
Watertown, 1660. — John, appren- 
tice to Geo. Keyser, 1686-7. — 
Gregory, Cambridge, ae. 67 in 
I 1658. — John, fa.-in-la. to Roger 

Haskell, 1667. — Nathaniel, ae. 34 
in 1666. — John and Robert, Sa- 
lem, 1652. 

Storke. — John, m. Mercy, da. of 
Thomas Nelson, who was born 
August, 1648. 

Story. — Seth, 1664. — Sarah, ae. 48 
in 1668. — Seth, ae. 21, William 
19, Abigail 15 in 1669. 

Stow. — Nathaniel, wf. Elizabeth, 

Stower. — Joseph, Salisbury, felt- 
maker, ae. 34 in 1667. — John 
(Stowers) ae. 34 in 1667 ; wf. 


Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


Mary, da. of Ralfe Blaisdell of 
Salisbury. — Joseph, ae. 34 in 
1667 ; wf. Mary, da. of Ralfe 

Stratton. — John, Salem prior to 

Sumner. — Thomas, an early settler 
in Rowley. 

Sutton. — Richard, Roxbury, 1666 
[^^Richard, 1664; had £10 
by Mark Quitter'' s will, 1678. — 
Richard, fence viewer, Andover, 

SwADDOCK. — John, Haverhill, 1665. 
— Jrf. 1666. 

Swain. — See Bunker, Bayley, 
Chapman, Leverich. — Francis 
(Swaine) 1652. — William, d. 
1657 ; was son of Richard ; wf. 
(Williams) Prudence; he (Wil- 
liam) has a son Hezekiah. — Rich- 
ard, 86. ab. 67 in 1662 ; Hamp- 
ton, 1660 ; Nantucket, 1663. — 
Richard, Hampton, son Francis 
who lived in Middleboro’, Long 
Island ; Elizabeth, sis. of Francis, 
m. Nathaniel Weare. — Jeremiah 
(Swayne.) — Hezekiah, bro. 1477- 
liam, sists. Hannah, Bethia, and 
Prudence, — Richard, Hampton, 
m. Jane, widow of George Bunker 
of Ipswich, prior to 1660. — Ann, 
will proved 24 Sept. 1678, » 

Swan. — See Kilborn, Quieter, 
Remington. — Robert, wf. Eliza- 
beth, 1662 ; Haverhill, 1660. — 
Robert, Haverhill, 1665, wf. Eliz- 
abeth . — Thomas, se. 22, 1665-6 ; 
Robert, se. 36 in 1664. — Swan, 
Richard, Rowley, will 1678, wf. 
Ann, son Robert, son-in-la. Joseph 
Baynton . — Richard, wf. Ann, da. 
Abigail Bailey, da. Mary Kil- 
borne, son Caleb Hopkinson, son 
John Hopkinson, son Jonathan, son 
John Trumble. 

SwANNERTON. — Ruth, da. of John 

Symonds. — Samuel, da. Baker, 

1673-4. — See Baker, Chute, 
Chapman, Duncan, Denison, 
Epps, Hall. — William, wf. Eliz- 

(Simmons) — See Simmons. — 
Harlakenden, se. 38 in 1666. — 
John, 86. 74 in 1669. — Samuel, 
Ipswich, will 1669 ; fa. Samuel ; 
sists. Elizabeth, wf. of Daniel 
Epes ; Martha, wf. of John Den- 
ison ; Ruth, wf. of John Emer- 
son ; Mary, wf. of Peter Duncan ; 
and Priscilla (Symonds.) — James 
(Simonds) se. 37 in 1670. — Sam- 
uel, iun’^, will 22 Nov. 1653 ; 
bros. William, Harlakenden, John 
in England, Samuel; sists. Mar- 
tha, Ruth, and Priscilla . — Wil- 
liam (Symonds) first reg. ferry- 
man between Haverhill and Brad- 
ford. — Samuel, will 16 Feb. 1673, 

wf. Rebecca, da. Epes, da. 

Martha Denison, da. Emer- 
son, da. Baker, da. 

Duncan, da. Hale, son 

Chute, son Wm. Symonds. — John 
Hale m. Symonds. 

Symonds. — John, will proved 19 
Sept. 1671 ; wf. Elizabeth ; ch. 
James, Samuel, Katharine Towne 
or Townsend ; Ruth Swinnerton. 

Talby. — Robert, inventory January, 

Talmadge. — Thomas, had land 
granted him at Rumney Marsh, in 

Tapley. — John, se. 25 in 1663. — 
John, 25 or 26 in 1666. 

Tarbox. — Samuel, se. 22 in 1670. 

Tatcher } — Robert, Gloucester, 

Taylor. — Anthony, feltmaker, 1644. 
— Walter, shipwright, Salisbury, 
wf. Alice [no date]. — Abraham, 
Haverhill, will 1673, wf. Hannah. 
— Samuel, se. 40 in 1658. 

Teagre. — Daniel, se. 29 in 1678. 

Ted. — John, 1653. — John, 1654-5. 

Tenney. — See Mighill. — Thomas, 
sen. se. 60 in 1661. 

Thing. — Jonathan, ae. 46 in 1667. 

Thistle. — Richard, se. 22 in 1664. 
— Jeffrey, 1669. 

Thomas. — Evan, wf. Alice, inventy. 
June, 1661. — Evan, Boston, vint- 
ner, i659. — William, Newbury, 
d. Dec. 1679. 

abeth, Haverhill, 1659 . — Samuel 

( To he Continued.) 


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[Prepared by Mr. Wm. B. Trask, of Dorchester.] 

[Continued from page 340, Vol. VII.] 

[The following Abstracts are of Inventories from the second volume of the Probate 
Records, which volume consists entirely of Inventories. The first volume is of 
wills.— W. B. T.] 

Peter Fitchew. — Boston 3 : of y® 1ft. 1639. Before Jo: Winthrop 
Esq. Governo'". upon vieue of the dead bodye of Fetter Fitchew found 
drowned in the salt-water neere the house of Mr. Rainsford. 

Jury. Tho: Grubb, Rich: Gridley, Tho: Wheeler, Rich Cooke, Wil- 
liam Penye, Jo: Sparowc, Tho: Savage, Will"* Netheland, Rich Trues- 
dale, Alexander Beck, Jo Webbe, Nathanell Woodward. 

Sworne and Charged to enquire how the s*^ Fetter Fitchew came to his 
death. — Did find that he had wilfull drowned himselfe and so was felo 
de se, &/ guilty of his owne death. The reason of there verdict was — : 

1. That it was not neere any path — 2: it was in the day time ; he had 
layed by his hatt & Coat 6z, 305 in money : it was not his depth in Watter ; 
lie came passinger in the Champion &/ did Atempt to distroy himselfe in 
the Ship. 

Inventory of his Goods preised by Jo: Long^ Edicard Converse and 
Richard Brackett. £4.: 18: 10. Charges to Rich. Brackett — to those that 
buried him, 55 ; to Good-" Winge fo*" Atendance, 65 ; to him that found 
him, 25; to the Records, 25; to Richard Trigge for his payns w^i him 
in the ship, IO5. 

Tho. Blainfeeld. — Inventory, [no date.] Amt <£50. 

Alice Jones, of Dorchester. Inventory of her goods signifyed w^h her 
hands the 2*^ day of 12'"°. 1642. £52. 6. 8. — to her son Twioihic, £4 : 
45 ; ftrf. [She was widow of Richard Jones of Dorchester. See Hist. 
Dor Chester , p. 61.] 

Thomas Bagnley. — Inventory. 28: 8: 1643. £22: 08: 9. [See vol. 

ii. (1848) p. 185.] 

George Barrell of Boston. Inventory. 31: ft: 1643. “2 Acres of 

land at Spectacle Island 2ZZ>” &c. &c. Amt £133. 6*^. Testifyed by 
James Everill before M'’ Howell the 30^^ of the 8*"°. 1643. [See Will of 
Geo. Barrell, vol. ii. p. 383.] 

Elisabeth Hubbard. — Inventory of Elisabeth Hubbard, widdowe of 
Boston, who deceased the 6: 11™°. 1643. By Robert PIull &b Thomas 
Clarke, given in the 4 (7) 1644 before m^ Increase Nowell. £239. 18. 
Mention is made of Mr. & Mrs. Corington. 

George Phillips. — July 22. 1644. [Margin, 6 (7) 44.] Inventory 


Abstracts of Early Wills. 


taken by Ephraim Child, Thomas Hastings, Nicholas Guye, Symon 
Stone. Amt. c£553. 02. 09. “ It*" the study of bookes, =£71. 09. 09.” 

Nathan Halsted. — Inventory of the goods of Nathan Halsted, late 
of Concord, deceased, taken the 5: 12: 1643. Amt. £213. 135. 02cZ. 

Edward Parill of Watertown. Inventory. 24 June, 1644. Men- 
tions John Winter., marsh by Eph Child in Cambridge bounds, Thomas 
Mayhew, Samuell Shepherd., Isack Stearnes, Rob^. Lockwood., also M'*. 
Treyrice of Charltow. 

John Gosse of Watertowne. Inventory, taken 14: 3: 1644, [margin, 
12: 9:] by Rich. Beeres, Thomas Hastings. Amt. £85. 05. Testifyed 
by Robt. Nicholls before John Winthrop, dept. Increase Nowell, secret. 

Thobias King of Watertowne. 24: 10: 1644, [margin, 23 (2) 1645.] 
Debts at Sudbury, Pastor Browne, £1 ; John Rutter, £2 ; B. Smith, £2. 
3s; Mr. WilV^ Pellam, 14s; Debts at Cambridge; John Jackson, 11s; 
m'’ Way 19s; Debts at Boston ; m^ Coggan, £6. 10s; George Oris, 6s; 
Anthony Bear es, £1. Debts at Watertowne; Thom. Winkle, £4 5s; 
John Stowers, 4s ; John Sternes, £1. 10s ; John Kemball, 5s ; Johi Mer- 
chant, 5s ; John Prescote, 12s ; Joseph Bearesto, £2 ; M^ Kiers, 9s ; 
James Guttler, 10s ; of the Indyans, £18 ; of James Luxford by a verdict 
of Court, £32, &c. &c. Taken by Joh: Sherman, John Coolidge, Hugh 

Mr. John Sibison of Watertown. Dyed intestate. Amt. of inven- 
tory, £74. 05. 04. Taken by Richard Broime, Mallachie Browning, 
Nicholas Guye, George Parkhurst, Susanna Parkhurst. Sworne by Geo. 
& Susanna Parkehurst before the Court, 24 (2) 1645. p. Mr. Nowell. 
Mentions homested of 12 Acres ; 6 Acres of land neere vnto the 
meeting howse sould vnto W^ Page for £9 ; sould to Symon Heyers 
4 Acres on the plain, of plow land, for £1. 12s ; 2 Acres of Med- 
dowe in piggs gusset, sould to Boyden, £6. 

John Grave the yonger, late of Roxbury. Inventory taken 13 (4) 
1646. Testifyed by Philip Eliot. Mentions James Margin, Mr Prich- 
ard, Griffin Craft ; 17 bushels of wheate measured by John Stonehard 
vnto me at 4s p bushel ; 8 bushells of Indian and Rye vnto his moth- 
er ; 5s received of Thomas Reeves. William Aspinwall, v Record^. 

Abiy Stower. — Inventory of Amy Slower wid of Nicholas Stoiver late 
deceased. Taken 1 (5) 1646. Amt £165. 04: 06. [See Will of Nich- 
. olas Stower, vol. iii. (1849) p. 179.] 

John Scarbarrow, of Roxbury. Inventory, 17: 12: 1646. Land 
bought of Isaac Heath, £50. &c. Total £91: 06: 04. 

Thobias Labib, of Roxbury. Inventory, taken this last of the first 
mo. 1646, prised by JF"* Denison, Joshua Hues, Wy Parke, Amt. £112: 
08: 08. 


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Thomas Atkinson.^ of Concord. — Inventory 10 (9) 1040. Simon THY- 
lard^ Tho. Brookes^ Georg IFAce/er, prizers. Indebtt d, c£9. 10s. The sum 
debts pay, .£59. 05s. : \d. lie had £w0 in England to rec. & some 
little he iiath rec. but it is not knowne vvliat, vntill intelligence comes the 
next yeare. Administration granted to Susan, his wife, 25 (9) 1046. 

Thomas Coytmore, of Charlestowne. — Inventory taken 21 (5) 1045. 
Amt. £1255. 01. 06. “ Part in tlie new mill, £124. 6s. 6cZ.” [See Will, 

vol. vii. (1853) p. 32. 

Robert Starke — 28: 8: 1816. Amt £10. 08. 04. Debts due from 
estate £13. 13s 8d. Capt. Willard, Joseph Wheeler, Richard Lettin{ t) 
allowed Administration. 31. (8) 1646. 

William Coodricii, of Watertowne. — Inventory taken by Samuel 
Thatcher & Thomas Hastings, Apr. 3, 1647. Due from Henry Ambrose, 
of 1 Iamj)ton, £1 . 12s. Margaret, w’Jq oi iriV/iam, testifyed, 15 (2) 
1017, before John Winthroj), Gov*'. 

Robert Edwards, of Concord. — Inventory 18 (10) 1040. Amt. £56. 
14. 03. Witness, Symon Willard, Joseph Wheeler, Geo. Heiward. 

WiDDOW Ann Gouldstone. — An Inventory of all such goods as were 
widdow Gold^ stones, & in her possession before she entred into a Married 

Anne Geor[ge^ late wife of Henry Gouldston testifies that is a true In- 
ventory of his estate. Before Court 29 (4) 1647. 

IIermon Atwood. — Inventory prised 13: 8: \CJA,hy James Johnson, 
Nathaniel Willjams. £'3-^. 03s. Proved 19.9. 1051. Power of Admin- 
istration granted to A71TI Atwood, wife of the deceased, in behalfe of hir 
selfe &L two children. Edward Rawson, Record^ 

Richard Jarrett. — Valluation of his goods taken by John Bayly &/ 
John Beach the 4. 8. 1651. £13. 01. 02. A true Inventory, deposed by 

John. Sunderland, excepting two Se’’vants, wch are £8 a peece. 20. 9. 
1651. Edward Rawson, Record'’. 

Peeter Thornton. — Att a Countv Court held at Boston. 9 Feb. 1651. 


Inventory aprized by John Sunderland & Willia?n Ludkin, 22 : 11, 1651. 
£l5. 17. Debts he owed £5. Mary Thornton deposed 9^^' Feb., that 
this was a true Inventory of hir husbands estate. John Sunderland & 
William Ludkin deposed, that being with Peeter Thornton, as he lay on 
his death bed, they heard sajd Thornton say, that the little goods & estate 
he had he left to his wife to bring vp his children. The Court Graunted 
Administration on y® Estate, to Mary his widdow. Edward Rawson, Re^ 

Mary Seares. — Administration on Estate granted to John Sunderland, 
on behalfe of Daniell Seares, hir husband, now at sea, 9 Feb. 1651. In- 

mark mark 

ventory signed, John I Sunderlands, John ^ Cuenfeild. 


58 Abstracts of Early Wills, [Jan. 

Henry Sandis, — Inventory of Estate Apprised p Richard Parker,, 
Edward Ting, Thomas Makepeace, Bozoone Allin, 17. 10. 1651. 
Jeremiah Hauchin, Adm^. 

Grace Browne, Wid. of James Browne. — Inventory of estate prized 
hy James Johnson, Nathaniell Williams, 10 : 9 : 1651. .£246. 17- 09. 

Elder James Penne deposed, 28 : 11 : 1651. [See Will, vol. vii. p. 335.] 

John Sheppard of Braintry. — Intestate. Inventory taken by Beniamin 
Albie, Henry Adams, 22: 7 : 1650. ^78. 06. 01. Margaret, wid. to John 
Shepperd, deposed, 27 April 1652. Same day. Administration granted 
her, provided, if shee marry againe before her marriage, s*^ estate shall 
subiect to the distribution of the Court respecting her children. Edward 
Rawson, Record. 

William Ludkin, who deceased the 27. 1652. — Inventory taken 

by Tho. Mason, John Odlin. Amt. 158. 16. Administration granted to 
Elizabeth wid. of William Ludkin for herself & two children. Wid. to 
have the vse of the whole estate, till the Children come to age, or shee 
change hir condicon, in w^h case she to haue one third pt, the sonne two 
parts of what remaynes, the rest to the daughter. Elizabeth Ludkin, 
deposed, 29 April, 1652. 

George Bennett of Boston. — Inventory £^90. 03. 08. 6 Aug. 1652, 

Adey, wid. of George Bennett deposed. Administration granted to Andrey 
29 Aprill 1652, in behalf of herself & child now liueing, & that shee goeth 
withall, & the Court orders that she haue a third pt of the estate, eldest 
child a duble porcon, the rest to yt shee goeth w^hall. In case that child dies 
or that it comes not to life, then the widdow to have half of y® whole estate. 
Debts due from John Lowe, Natid Hunne, Rob^ Woodward. Estate in- 
debted to Mr. Michalson, the marshall ; Mr Thomas Lake, Mr RoB Lord, 
Joseph Bastor, John Wilkey, Mr Shrimpton, goodwife Prior, Zacharie 
Phillips, good man Vpshall, goodwife Burton, Edward Yeomans, Thomas 
Swetman, of Cambridge ; John Beedeman. Whole estate, debts discharged 
£S7. 14. 7Y 

Elizabeth Fisher of Dedham, Who died intested, 21 : 11™°. 1651; 

the mark of 

praised by Henry Chickrin, Anthony Fisher, John 1 1 Luson, 10. 12. 1651. 
Amt. 54. 09, 08d. Debts due from her to others, £A. 9s ^d. 

Bazeliell Payton, Mariner. — Inventory taken by Barnabas Fare, 
Thomas Lake 21 (9) 51. Amt. <£265, 19. 08. “To goodman Foster 
in England, £3. 10.” Balance of estate, debts deducted, <£186. 03. 06. 

William Butler. — Inventory brought in by Mr. Nowell who was the 
Administrator. [No date.] 

Abraham Mellowes. — ^Inventory prized by Tho : Marshall, James 
Everill. [No date.] 


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Mr. Guy. — Wee vnder written, being desired to apprize a p’cell of 
Goods for Mr. Guy estimate as followcth, &c. Amt. £62. 11 . p. me 
Richard Russell, John Allen. 

Capt. IIowsen — County Court, Boston, 13. 10. 1652. Mr Sand Ma- 
verick, Mr Robert Knight, Mr Benj. Gillam & Joshua Scottow, as agent 
for Major Edward Gibbons ; & Capt. Tho. Clarke, agent for Mr Daiiid 
Yale, who was admitted to Joyne w^^^ the other three as Administrato*" to 
the estate of Capt Hoicsen, depose, estate ought to have (p. Shipp Brocke 
sold at ^380. old iron sold by Benj Gillam. Bills of Thomas Chambers, 
Thomas Pacy, John Turner,) £\26. 15 Edicard Rawson, Record. 

Mr. Adam Winthrop. — Inventory taken by Edward Rawson, Thomas 
Lake, 4 Sept 1652. Mrs Elizabeth, wid. of Adam Winthrop deposed, 27 
Jan. 1652. Due the estate by bill of sale of a pte of ship Expectation & 
Cargo ; more from M*". Turner, from Mr Jno Treicorgy, £25, and from 
M‘‘ Jno Paris, a negro, w«h I Attest. Edw Raicson, Recorder. 

Robert Button. — Inventory taken 21. 11. 1650. Amt <£66. 17. 07. 
Signed by Capt Bozoone Allen, Edward Tinge 10 (1) 1652. Debts 
rec^* from Mi" Tho. Venncr, Tho. Ford, M*" Browneing, Robt Moone, John 
Stowe, Mr Sands, Peter Pitford, Tho Yeew, Joseph Phippeney, John 
Langdon, John Lake, Henry Warwicke, Marke Hams, Docter Steuens, 
Robert Collins, Sampson Shoarc, George Mailings, Math. Abdie, Good 
Carley, Geo. Dod, Joseph Hardin, Edward Hasty, Emanuell Clarke, Ed- 
ward Jackson, Job Judkin, Tho. Swetman, Joseph Moore, Robert Gray, 
Capt. Shaplej, Rich Waite, Will m Kirbey Jun, I^eter Paine, Tho. Scot- 
towe, John Culliner, Isac Tasker, Math Coe, Ralph Parker, Nicholas 
Laurence, Mr Will'“ Paine, Christopher Gibson, Franc Littlefield, John 
Lewis, John Wilkey, Humphrey Milam, P^dward Sturges, Edward Ar- 
nald, Ed. Cowell, James Dennis, Wili"' Philpott, James Hawkins, John 
Hardin, Dauid Tichborne, Angell Holland, Willm Briggs, good. Collins, 
Math Hawke, John Prince, Joshua Stubbs, Peter Truesdell. The above 
debts presented to the Court 10. I*"®. by vs, Tho. Sauage, Hezekiah 

Debts oweing to Rich Lippencut, Capt All, Sam. Oliver, Antho : New- 
land, Robt Wright, Brother Sauage, Henry Messinger, Tho: Jenner, &c. 

£441. 00. 09. 

Doubtfull debts, &c — AF Francis Johnson, M'" Will*" Alford, Roger 
Ilanniwell, M*" Isac Walker, Ambrose Berry, Edward Wells, Mr Hol- 
graue, Mr Hohnan, John Trumball, John Crabtree, Tho: Bowen, John 
Keagle, Peter Dier, Rich : Coman, Goody Wormod, John Ball, Tho Til- 
leston. Will™ Evans for Tho. Finder, Peter Pitford, Macklin Hucstable, 
Erasamus James, Siluester Stovard, Math Gillit, Thos Turpin, John 
Darker, Mr Ed. Mittison, John Marable, M^ Spencer for Henry Warvicke, 
Mr Bud, Tho: Warner, Willm Gibons, Sam: Jewell, Rowland Yonge, 
Robt Barrett, Mr. Hust, John Milam, Lance Baker, John Bushe, John 
Lorans, John Bushenell, Mannell Clarke, Edward Coleman, John Comer, 
Good Healy, John Swasey, Strong Furnill, Nath : Beales, John Marchant, 
Willm Beamesley, Peter Paine, Phill : Gurwell, Rich : Hutton, Goodman 
Farrey, Hugh Gullison. 

Pettie Debts — Tho Gaige, Nicho : White, John Taboies, Mrs Goose, 
Adam Westgait, John Beckett, Phillip Swadden, Robt Field, Humphrey 
Horne, Robt Edmunds. John Loker, Math : Mayhew, Isac Woody, Edw : 


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Gilman, John Stone, Rich Harine, Willm Bassitt, John Hardin, Caleb 
Corwithie, Robt Henfield, Franc Smith, Nath : Greene, Sam : Lincolne, 
Henry Tailer, Jo : Andras, Nich: Whitmarshe, John Tode, Good Cod- 
man, Tho : Welsh, Arthur Clarke, good Pitts, Laurence Walter, Henry 
True, Jo ; Dawes, Franc Perrie, Tho : Gardner, Philemon Dickeson, Philip 
Longe, Benj : Boseworth Ralph Smith, John Nuemarke, M*' Francis 
Knight, John Wilkie, Ben Waire, Edward Clarke, Jo : Bennett, Henry 
Singleman, John Bodman, Tho : Mercer, John Demericke, Jonathan 
Webb. Taken out of the bookes of M"" RoH Button by vs this 10 : -|J 

Tho : Savage, Hezekiah Vsher. ]\Irs Abigell Hutchinson formerly Wife 
to M*" Robert Button, deposed. Edward Rawson, Recod. [Will,vol. vii. 
p. 334. 

Edward Howe. — Edward Howe who deceased at Watertowne 24: 4. 
1644. Inventory taken by John Knowles., Jenison., John Sherman. 
]\Ientions land by John Winters., vpland by Gregory Taylors., marsh by 
Ephraim Child, in Cambridge bounds. Debts owing him a bond vppon 
Thomas Maheiv, £A^0 \ due from Samuell Shepheard, £\b from Isaac 
Sterne & Robert Lockwood, £2\ ; from Mr. Trereise,o^ Charlestowne Vil- 
lage: c£8. 

John Benjamin of Watertown. — Inventory taken by Symon Stowe, 
[Stone .^] John Eddye, Thomas Marret, before Thomas Dudley Gover. 
&/ John Winthrop dep. Gover 3. (5) 1645. Mentions the lot bought of 
John Bernard, land of Capt Sedg[wick^ &c. &c. 

Henry Plimpton, — Inventory — Taken by Rich: Waite. Proved 3 Feb. 
1652, before Mr Bellingham, Mr Nowell, Mr Hibbins & Mr Glouer. 
Amt. £M : 03 : 03. [Will, Yol. V. (1851) p. 239. 

Dorothie King, Deceased wife of John King, of Waymouth, Sea- 
man — Inventory taken by Nicholas Phillips, 18. 8. 1652. The Magistrates 
approue of his Inventory so as the husband acknowledgeth y® goodes by 
his Consent to be so disposed of on oath of t(ie Executor. Edw^ Raw- 
son, Recorde*". 

John Holman. — Inventory taken 18 : 1™° : 52 or 53. Some totall 
^739. 16. This Inventory Accepted prouided y® executrix Appeare be- 
fore the next County Court giue in securitie for the Childrens porcons. 
Edward Rawson Record'’. Praysers of the goods. Rich : Collicott, Will™ 
Robenson of Dorchester. [Will, Vol. V. p. 242.] 

Capt. Bozone Allen. — Inventory taken by Mr Edward Hutchinson 
Mr Joseph Rocke, 22 Sept 1652. Mentions land in England purchased of 
Mr Josiah Stanborough. 

Debts due the estate from individuals belonging to the following towns : 

Boston — Mr Parker, Franc Robinson, Mr Cooke, Willm Cotton, Mr 
Walker, Mr Webb, John Heard, Capt Thomas Clarke, Mr Gibson, Isaack 
Woody, Thomas Grub, John Shawe, good Fawer, Mr Batt, good Armit- 
age, Henry Blacke, Mr Sowther, Rich Woodpwes, good“ Eddington, good 
Lewis, Hugh Drury, Capt Tinge, John Harrison. Mr Harwood, John Sun- 
derland, John Baker, smyth ; Mr Auberry, good man Lowe, John Lang- 


AhstracAs of Early Wills. 


Icy, John Hurl, Eiian Thomas, Henry Rust, i\[ath Williams, Tho : Wil- 
shirc, Mr Martin, Mr Bushnell, Thomas Joy, Will'" Lane, Mr Knight. 

llingham — Thomas Johnson, John Fearing, Mr Woodward, Stephen 
Gates, Edward I’itts, Will'" Ilcarsey, Marke Hams, Thomas Mashc, Dan- 
iell Lyncolne, Tho : Tdncolnc, John Oates, John Sutton, Nicho ; Jacob, 
Franc James, James Whitten^ Nath : Beales, John Lasell, Will"' Ripley, 
John Smyth, Will*" P>ackland, Sam: Parker, John Foulsome, John Louit, 
Edmund Hubbard, Mathew Cushion Jun'', Mathew Cushion sen, Mathew 
Hawke, Daniell Cushion, John Lohdon, John Pialls Jun'", Thomas Thax- 
ter, Nathaniell Baker, Mr Hubbard, Henry Wade, Tho: Lewit, Isaack 
Wright, Robert Jones, Ralph Smyth, Moyscs Colycr, Michaell Perce, Jo- 
seph Jones. 

Weymouth — Left Torrey, i\Ir Kinge, Ensigne Whitman, Nicho : Nor- 
ton, James Nashe, Goody Bridges, George P'ray, Good Kingman sen’’, 
James Brest, Edward Pode. 

Hull. — John Prince, Nicholas Baker, Tho : Jones, Tho: Loreing, Ralpli 
Greene, Nathaniell Boseworth, Richard Stubbs, Mr Ward, goodma Bon- 
son, [ ] Stevens. 

Rehohoth. — Thomas Cooper, Steplien Paine, Mr Peeke, Daniell Smyth, 
Judeth Smyth. 

Charlestown. — Capt Allen, Mr Garrett, Mr Russell, Aaron Ludkin. 

Dorchester. — Mr Collecot, Mr Leads, good : Way, [John.^] Grinaway, 
Mr P'ostcr. Cambridge — Mr Swetman, Mr Michelson. Roxhiiry. — Mr 

Gore, Mr Alcock, goodma Chenney, Scra^ Craft, Will"' Healey. 

Rowley — Mr Joseph Jewett, Mr Rogers. Salem — Samuell Archer. 

Misticke — Rich : Dexter. Lynn — Jos : Jenkes, Capt Bridges. JSasha- 
ivay — John Prescott. Taunton — Tho : Lyncolne, Jonas Awstin. Yar- 
mouth — Mr Hedge. Providence — Mr John Sailes. Reading — Sam 

Walker. Sudbury — Peter Bent. Kodles Island — Mr Mauericke, John 

Gore. Ipswich — t^dward Gilman. Scituate — John Palmer, Geo. Rus- 
sell, Malden — Tho : llett. Weniey Symett — Leift Walker. Plymouth — 
Mr Paddy, xMr Groomes. Braintree — Henry Adams Exeter — Edward 
Gilman. Accomenticus — goodm Knight. Kewhaven — Mr Peeke. Pas- 
cataq"^ — Mr Gunnison. Longe Island — Mr Joseph Yonge. London — Mr 
Caleb Foote. Virginia — Michaell Williams. 

Other names, places not mentioned : — Edw Arnall, butclier, Tho : Boy- 
den, carter, John Collins, shoemaker, George Allen, bricklayer, Barlho : 
Barlowe, cooper, good Rawlins, brickmakcr, Goodma Euins, shoemaker, 
John Johnson, saylemaker, Christopher Perkins, porter, Mr Baughtons, 
brewer. Geo: Halsall, the smyth, Robt : Nashe, butcher, Edward Jack- 
son, shoemaker, Mr Clarke, shipma’’, Thomas Baker, the smythe, Nathan- 
iell Williams, glouer, goodman Ward, shipwright, Widd Grosse, John 
Bersto, at Mr Hibbinses farme, Mr Atkinson, Lieut Joshua Plubbard, Mr 
John PPdl, Mathias Briges, Mr Thomas Hawkner, Anthony Hams, Robt 
Bradford, ]\Ir James Oliuer, Mr Samuell Oliuer, Mr Peacock, Angell Hal- 
lett, Thomas Noble, Mr Henbury, Franc Dowse, Capt Dauenport, Mr 
Will"' Phillips, Capt Simpkins, IMr Richard Woody, Mr Alford, Tho : 
Shawe, Hugh Durdell, Daniell Church, Jeremiah Burrowes, John Porter, 
Josiah Keayne, John Stoddard, Widd Hourle, Goodman Gridley, Mr Ed- 
ward Tinge, Will'" Norman & ptners, Mr Philip Sweden, Mr Burt, Mr 
Dauison, Mr Cole Jun’’, Mr Cutting, Mr Hopkins, Mr. Lampere, Thomas 
Phillips, Mr John Ainger, Stronge Furnell, Ralph Hill, Left Will'" Hud- 
son, John Garnett, Mr Astwood, Thomas Gill, John Goure, Thomas Har- 


Abstracts of Early Wills. 


mon, Mr Halgraue, Zachery Phillips, Capt Daniell Hough, Geo : Vicory, 
Mr Blackleach, Mr Fishe, Benj Phippen, Elder Elliots, sonne, Mr Leader, 
Job Hawkins, Mr Venner, Mr Samson, Samuell Norden, Mr Coles daugh- 
ter, Sampson Shoare, Tho : Thorowgood, Edward Gold, Edward King- 
man, Juni", Cornelius Cantlebury, Will'” Woodcocke, Mr Silliocke, Roger 

Debts to be p** out of the estate, to Mr Brettle ; John Chickley, John 
Beales, of Hingham ; Rob^ Turner at the Ancor ; Mr Makepeace ; Mr 
Powell ; Stephen Lyncolne ; Mr Chickering of Dedham ; Mr John Wood- 
mansey ; Mr Tinker, Mr Rucke ; Will™ White; Capt Breedon ; Mr 
Glouer, of Dorchester ; Mr Bradstreete ; Nicholas Phillips; Mr John 
Vassell ; Mr Maddocks ; Tho : Roberts the hatter ; John Bacers, of Ply- 
mouth ; Mr Busby ; Mr Wood ; Mr Ruggles ; Mr Wilson ; Mr Denison ; 
Tho : Duer ; Mr Dauenport ; Mr Johnson ; Mr Starr ; Will”^ Penne ; good- 
wife Bennett; Richard Trewsdell ; James Richards ; M'® Perrey ; Zachey 
Boseworth ; Mr Samuell Hutchinson ; M'' Houchin ; Goodman Messen- 
ger ; John Lake ; Goodman Stibbins ; Will™ Kilcup ; Mr Powell ; Mr 
Marshall ; Mr Hubbard w^^ what was giuen by Will, if 10 ; Debts in Eng- 
land to Leift Coll Cushion & others. Boston Vlt, Aprilis 1653. Mrs 
Anne Allen deposed. Edw^ Rawson^ 'Record^. [VVill, Vol. V. p. 299.] 

Capt William Tinge, of Boston. — Inventory made 25 : 3: 1653 by 
Natha : Duncan, Ajitlio : Stoddard, Willm Dauis. Amt <£2774. 14. 04. 
Mentions Geo : SpenceEs farme. Also the names of about seventy vols ot 
Books in folio, quarto, &c. Mr Edward Tinge bro of Capt William 
Tinge, deposed, before Mr Nowell, Mr Hibbins. Mr Glouer && y® Record, 
er. Edward Rawson, Recor*^. 

John Cooper. — Inventory. [No date.] Thomas Bier deposed, 9 

June, 53. 

James Astod, of Boston. — Inventory taken. 6: 8. 1653. Signed 
Euerill. The Sum <£85: 10 : 20 : 1653, John Johnson, Phillip Eliot, 
William Potter. 

Samuell Bass, the younger, of Brantrey. Yeoman, deceased. — Inven- 
tory made by Capt Humphrey Atherton, Deac. Parkes, Richard Bracket, 
Francis Elliot, Edmund Sheffield y® 15. 3'”. 1653. Sum totall, £201. 18. 
05. Mary Bass, widdow, deposed, 22 Dec. 53. 

The Magistrates, on y® widdowes Relinquishing her Right in y® Thirds, 
did Judge it meete that y® whole Estate be equally deuided betweene the 
Mother and the Child ; that M*’ Hoivard in behalfe of his daughter, giue 
securitje to deliuer s'^ Child of Sam^ Basse one halfe of s*^ Estate at y® 
Age of 14 yeres. Edward Rawson, Record"". 

William Blanchard, of Boston. Taylor. — Inventorie of his goods 
taken 20 Oct. 1652, by Edmund Jackson, James Everell, NatJd^ Sowther. 
Sum total £236. 03. 02. Debts oweing by him £88. 14. Hannah Ever- 
ill deposed 18 Nov 1652 that this is a true Inventory of the estate of 
Will^ Blanchard, her late husband, so far aa she knowes. [Will, Vol. 
V, p. 239.] 

[To be Continued.] 

1854.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover ^ N. H. 




[Communicated by Rev. Alonzo H. Quint, M. N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc.] 
[Continued from page 356, of the last volume.] 

Roberts, Thomas,’ son of Thomas,^ as above, had a wife Mar^T- ; he 
lived on the homestead and appears to have died there. Of his cruel 
treatment of the Quakers wliile he and his brother John were constables 
we have already spoken. He filled various other town ofTices as did his 
father and brother. We can find trace of but two children, 

TnoMAS,^ who died unmarried, and Nathaniel,^ but there were probably 
others, and perhaps some of those whose connection with the family we 
cannot identify for w'ant of evidence. 

John,’ son of Thomas,* as above, married Abigail, daughter of Elder 
Ilatevil Nutter ; she w^as living in 1674 and was mentioned in the will of 
her father ; John is often called “ Sargeant John he owned land near 
that upon which his father lived, and probably lived upon it ; he was cer- 
tainly a resident of the “ Neck,” and ow ned land also w’est of Back River 
as well as marsh near the Great Bay. He was a delegate to the N. II. 
Convention, which met in 1689. 

Of his children were Joseph,^ Ilatevil,^ (probably) Thomas, ^ (who had 
Love^ and gave to him property, 5 April, 1707 ;) and Abigail,® (who mar- 
ried John® Hall.) 

Nathaniel,® son of Thomas,’ as above, lived in early life at the place 
called the “ House Point,” but afterw'ards lived in the house which his son 
Paul had built, but which the early death of the builder had left vacant. He 
lived there until his death. Of his children, by his wife Elizabeth Mason of 
Somersworth, were Paul,** born 18 F'eb. 1706, (who died a young man and 
unmarried ;) Miriam,^ born 4 Jan. 1708-9; Thomas,^ born 23 July, 1710, 
(married a Jones of Durham, and died without children ;) Nathaniel,^ born 
22 April 1713, (who was a sailor, living at Somersworth or Berwdck ; he 
married a Thompson, and was lost at sea, leaving children, David,^ Isaac,^ 
(lost at sea,) George,® Nathaniel,® and some daughters ;) Aaron,'* born 16 
April 1716, (who married Sarah, daughter of John Tebbets ; he inherited 
the land on which Andrew Varney now lives, and had children, Aaron® (who 
left no children,) John® (who lived at Rochester and had children,) Silas ^ 
(of Alton,) Daniel® (now living on Dover Neck and who is father to Alon- 
zo Roberts, Esq.,) Sarah ^ who married Elijah Varney and had children, 
Hannah,® who married Otis Tuttle, Tamsin,® who married Thomas Var- 
ney and had Andrew and others, Elizabeth® who married Isaac Varney 
and is living near “ Little-Johns creek,” and Abigail,® who married Jona- 
than Bickford and lives at Wolfboro ;) Moses ^ born 22 June 1718, (who 
lived on the farm where the late Jerry Roberts lived ; he married Eliza- 
beth Whitehouse, daughter of Thomas and Rachel Whitehouse, and born 
1 Nov. 1725; he died in April 1808; having children, Anna,® who mar- 
ried Joshua Varney, and Thomas,® who married Hannah Lamos, and died 
some twenty five years ago, having children, James,® Jeremiah,® (late de- 
ceased,) Elizabeth,® wife of Nicholas Roberts, and Abigail,® wife of Philip 
Tebbets ;) James,^ (who married Eunice Varney, and lived and died in 
Farmington, leaving Jerry ® now living on Dover Neck and eight others ;) 

G 1 Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. [Jan. 

Ilannali/ (who died unmarried aged about twenty ;) Moses/ (who lived 
at Rochester, married Elsa Tehbetts and had children, Anna,® Elizabeth,® 
Ezf kiel,® .Moses,® Lucy,® Mary,® Hannah,® and others;) Elizabeth,^ who died 
unmarried at Dover Neck ; Ephraim,* born 27 March 1772, (lives at the 
Neck on the place where Thomas Canney settled in old times ; he mar- 
ried Hannah Roberts, daughter of David and grand daughter of Nathaniel, 
his children were Amasa,® Esq., grad. D. C. 1838 ; Emily,® who is mar- 
ried to George Leighton, and Andietta,® who married David L. Drew, and 
is now dead ;) Elizabeth born 3 Feb. 1722 — 3. 

Joseph,^ son of John,^ married Elizabeth . He lived on the farm 

now owned by his great grandson Hanson Roberts ; he had children, Jo- 
seph,^ born 27 Oct. 1695; John,"* b. 6 Dec. 1694; Elizabeth,'^ b. 13 
March 1697 ; Abigail,^ b. 16 July 1701 ; Stephen,^ b. 20 Aug. 1704, (who 
lived on the homestead and kept a public house there, near the western 
end of the then ferry to Kittery ; he died about 1757, and had children, 
of whom were Joseph,* who died 26 June 1813, aged 66, who was father 
to Hanson® Roberts;) Ebenezer,^ b. 24 Feb. 1705; Benjamin^ b. 20 Sep. 

1709 ; SamueF and Lydia^ b. 11 April 1712 ; Mary^ b. 13 March 1716. 
IIatevil,^ probably son of John,^ had wife Lydia. Ilis will was dated 

29 Aug. 1719, proved 3 March 1734 — 5 ; in it he mentioned his wife 
Lyd ia, and his children next mentioned : they were Samuel,^ b. 12 Dec. 
1686, (who had wife Sarah, and children, Samuel* b. 16 July 1717, Ben- 
jamin* b. 1 Sep. 1719, Lydia* b. 16 May 1721, and Samuel* b. 7 May 
1723 ;) Abigail ^ b. 29 July 1689 ; Joshua ^ b. 10 Oct. 1698 ; Mary b. 20 
July 1701. 

Love,^ son of Thomas,^ had wife Elizabeth and children, Hannah* b. 
10 May 1713 ; Love* b. 21 April 1721. 

There are records of other “ Roberts” families .which we cannot con- 
nect with those already mentioned nor with each other, although it is al- 
most certain that they were thus connected. These were, William, who 
was a resident of Oyster River apparently as early as 1645 when he wit- 
nessed a deed given by Darby Field, of premises in that region. He was 
there in 1648 : he had grants of land at various times, — and was killed by 
the Indians in 1675 at the same time with his “ son-in-law.” Whether or 
no he had sons, we cannot ascertain. 

There was a John, and Deborah, who had children, Joanna b. 20 Oct. 
1705 ; Sarah b. 18 Feb. 1708—9 ; Mary b. 20 July 1711 ; Phebe b. 20 
Sept. 1716; Ebenezer b. 5 Feb. 1721 — 2. 

John and Francis Emery were married 17 May 1720, and had children, 
Deborah and Alexander b. 15 January 1725 — 6. 

Ensign Joseph and Elizabeth had children, Ephraim b. 23 March 1 727 ; 
Joseph b. 7 Feb. 1729 ; Betty b. 21 April 1731 ; Mary b. 8 Oct. 1733 ; 
Abigail b. 18 Feb, 1736; Lydia b. 22 Oct. 1738. 

Robinson, Stephen, received an inhabitant 19, 1 mo. 1665-6 : taxed 
at O. R. 1666-8. 

Timothy, a Friend, probably son of tbc preceding, bad wife 

Mary, and children, Abigail b. 23, 3 mo., 1693, mar. Joseph Varney ; 
M ary b. 10, 2 mo., 1695, mar. Joseph Estes; Elizabeth b. 14,2 mo., 
1700, died 11,2 mo., 1710 ; Sarah b. 3. 8 mo., 1702, mar. John Varney; 
Hannah b. 21, 9 mo., 1707, mar. Wm. Hussey; Timothy b. 1, 6 mo., 

1710 ; Elizabeth b. 30, 5 mo., 1712, mar. Henry Tebbets. 

Timothy, son of Timothy as above, married, 24, 7 mo., 1730, 

Mary Allen ; ch. John ; Lydia ; Daniel b. 16, 2 mo., 1732 ; Elizabeth, who 

1854.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover ^ N. II. 


mar. Obadiali Tebbets ; Timothy b. 27, 4 mo., 1738, removed to Fal- 
mouth ; John; Stephen; Lydia, who mar. Elijah Tebbetts, Jr.; Sarah ; 

William ; , mar. James Winslow, of Falmouth ; James, removed to 

Falmouth ; Mary, who mar. Job Winslow of Falmouth. 

Roggers, Richard, had lot No. 2, west side of Back River, in 1642. 

Rowe, Richard, was received ah inhabitant 2, 2 mo. 1662 ; taxed at 
0. R. l662-’72 ; was dead in 1705 ; had ch. Thomas (adm.;) Edward ; 
Jane, who married John Dam. 

Sanders, Joseph, was received an inhabitant 24, 2 mo., 1656 ; grant 
of land near Campin’s rocks, near Tobias Hanson’s, 16, 2 mo., 1660 ; 
taxed at Cocheco, l662-’77; killed 28 June, 1689. The name is common 
in Strafford Co. 

Sawyer, Jacob, m. Susanna 7, 9 mo., 1743 ; ch. Sarah b. 8 Nov. 

1744; Stephen b. 2 June 1752; Patience b. 26 Sept. 1753; Susanna b. 
17 Dec. 1758 ; Micajah b. 19 May 1760 ; Kezia b. 12 Jan. 1762 ; Lydia 
b. 30 Nov. 1763 ; Timothy b. 5 Oct. 1766. Descendants in Dover. 

ScAMMON, or ScAMMOND, Richard, of Dover 1662; mar. Prudence dau. 
of William Waldron of Dover. He and his wife Prudence were both liv- 
ing 24 April 1691, “ nere the towne of Exeter,” probably within the 
limits of the present town of Stratham. Both were dead 3 March 1720-1. 
He was probably the Mr. Scammon, who, according to the Exeter Town 
Records, was holder of the Shrewsbury Patent in 1668. Farmer (Gen. 
Reg. 256) says that he was of Portsmouth in 1642.* Ch. Richard^; Wil- 
liam,^ b. 29 Feb. 1663-4, living 3 March 1720-1, at Stratham ; Jane,^ b. 
21 June 1667, d. 9 Oct. 1726, mar. Thomas Deane, of Boston, Hampton 
Falls, and Salisbury ; Prudence,^ b. 29 Aug. 1669 ; Elizabeth,^ b. 22 
April 1671 ; Mary,^ b. 31 May 1673, mar. Sinkler. 

Richard,^ res. Dover ; is said by Willis (His. Portland, I. 138) to 

have been a quaker ; d. ab. 1724. He mar. Elizabeth, dau. of John 
Wakely, and grand-dau. of Thomas W., of Falmouth. She was b. abt. 
1664, and at the age of 11, in Sept. 1675, was taken captive by the In- 
dians, (her father and mother, grandfather and grandmother, and three of 
her brothers or sisters, having been killed,) and after a captivity of several 
months was returned, in June 1676, by Squando, the Saco Sagamore, to 
Major Waldron, at Dover. Robert Evans made a deposition in relation to 
her, 15 Feb. 1723, she being then, as per said deposition, about 60 years 
of age (Folsom Hist. Saco & B. 157) ; ch. Richard,® only son in 1723; 
Elizabeth,^ m. Wellmett; Prudence,® m. Hodgdon; Sarah.^ 

Richard,® mar. (1) 8, 10, 1724, Susan Varney; (2) Hope Tuttle, 

dau. of Thomas and Mary. She died 30, 9, 1782, without issue. 

ScRiVEN, John, received an inhabitant 5, 4 mo., 1662 ; lived at Coche- 
co ; died 2 Oct. 1675; will dated 24 Nov. 1674, proved 27 June 1675; 
mentions wife Mary, and children (all underage) John, Edward, Thomas, 
Elizabeth; Wm. Wentworth and Peter Coffin, Executors. 

* Elizabeth wife of Peter Lidget, and afterwards of John Saffin, of Boston, and 
(probably) Anne, the second wife of Major Richard Waldron, were sisters of Richard 
Scammon. The former (Mrs. Saffin) in her will, dated 14th April 1682, makes be- 
quests to her brothers John and Richard Scammond ; her sister Anne Waldron; her 
cousin Elizabeth Atkins, dau. of her brother John Scammond ; her cousin Jean Scam- 
mond dau. of her brother Richard Scammond, and her cousin Hannah Gerrish. (Suf- 
folk Prob. Rec. X. 189-94.) Jane was eldest dau. of Richard Scammon, and Hannah 
Gerrish may have been the eldest dau. of Anne Waldron. Anna, daughter of Major 
Waldron, mar. Rev. Joseph Gerrish of Wenham. 



Genealogical Items relating to Dover^ N, H. [Jan. 

Sever, Nicholas, Rev. See “ Dover Enquirer.” 

Shackford. William Shuckford taxed at Bl. Pt. 1662-’72; took the 
oath 21 June 1669. Wm. Shuckford and Nicholas Harris settled a dispute 
in 1707. 

Sharpe, John, taxed at Cocheco 1663. 

Sheffield, William,^ at Dover 1658 and 9 ; and taxed 1662; had 
land laid out in 1659 ; had son Joseph.* 

IcHABOD. taxed at Cocheco 1658. 

Joseph,* land laid out in 1723 ; in 1735 had a grant of 1658 to his 

father William laid out to him. 

Simmons, Michael, taxed at 0. R. 1666. John Symons, a juryman 

Sloper, Richard, taxed 1657. 

Smey, (.^) Barthey, owned lot No. 9, west of Back River, in 1642. 

Smith, George ; said “ to have sprung from the family that dwelt some 
two hundred years at Old Haugh, in County Chester, England, which was 
of kin to the Hattons that lived hard by (offspring of Sir Christopher, 
Lord Chancellor in time of Elizabeth,) and which afterwards went to Lin- 
colnshire ; he left Plymouth, Eng., came to “ Boston when there were 
only a few huts built there and not one cellar dug,” and thence to Pis- 
cataqua ; it is “claimed that he was a son or of near kindred to Capt. 

Smith ;” the same coat of arms is borne ; — he was of Dover in 1645; was 
Town Clerk, Recorder of Court, Commissioner, Lieutenant, &c.; had 
marsh and meadow on Great Bay ; he died about 1652 (.?). A coat of 

mail, cutlass, silver tankard &c., are heirlooms. His wife mar. (2) 

Monday, (3) Nason; George had Joseph* b. 1640, and probably John ^ 
and James * 

Joseph* lived at O. R. about half a mile above its mouth; he had 

a quakerish leaning ; was first Clerk of “ Dover Monthly Meeting,” and 
remembered the Friends in his will ; he died 15 Dec. 1727, and his wife 
Elizabeth 25 May 1726 ; had children John ® b. 16 June 1687 ; Mary ^ 
(m. Samuel Page ;) Elizabeth® (m. James Pinkham ;) Samuel® b. June 

John* appears to have lived at Lubberland (in Durham) until 

about 1674, when, an old MS. says, he “ left his brethren and went to 
Little Compton, in Plymouth Co., married and had two daughters.” 

James,* kept an inn at O, R. Falls; was freeman in 1669, m. 

Sarah, dau. of John Davis, and “ died from a surfeit which he got in run- 
ning to assist Capt. Floyd at Wheelwright’s Pond ; he had children, John;® 
James;® Samuel ;® May® (m. Dean ;) Sarah ^ (m Freeman;) and two died 
young ; his widow and Samuel® were killed by Indians. 

John,® eldest son of Joseph,* kept the garrison at Lubberland, 

owned most of the North shore of Great Bay and much land about the 
first fall of the Lamprey river, so that it was a saying that “ Capt. John 
Smith was sure to have all the land that Squire Mathes didn’t own ;” he 
was selectman, captain in Indian times, and stoutly held his garrison 
against the French and Indians at “ the destruction in 1694;” he m. Susan- 
na, dau. of Thomas Chesley, and had children, John** b. 18 May 1695; 
Elizabeth^ b. 1 May 1697 (m. Robert Burnham ;) Joseph"* b. 7 Sept. 1701 ; 
Hannah^ b. 30 Sept. 1703 ; Samuel C."* b. Feb. 1706 ; Benjamin^ b. 22 
Mar. 1709; Ebenezer"* b. 6 June 1712; Winthrop^ b. 30 May 1714, d. 

ae. 14. Samuel,® son of Joseph,* kept the homestead ; was Town 

Clerk 1739-1755, Selectman 1744-1752, Representative, and Council- 

1854 .] Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N, II. 


lor; d. 2 May 1790. H is wife was Hannah, and ch. Saniuel Elizabeth 
Mary Hannah Temperance Sarah Patience Joseph^ b. 12 Mar. 

1724 ; Benjamin Jeremiah John Robert.^ John,^ son of James^ 

m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Buss, d. aged 41, having ch. John James 
Joseph;^ Elizabeth;^ Mary;** Hannah;^ Sarah and two who d. young. 
[Of these children, James'* was the only one now known to have staid at 
O. R.; he lived on the homestead of his grandfather, and had wife Mary; 
their son John* better known as “ Master Smith,” b. 24 Dec. 1736, was 
a busy whig in the Revolution, one of Com. of Safety, Town Clerk, Se- 
lectman, Representative &c., m. (1) Deborah, dau. of Thomas Chesley, 
and had James® (d. at Dover,) Thomas® (burnt to death when a child;) rn. 
(2) Sarah, dau. of Rev. Mr. Parsons of So. Hampton, and had Deborah® 
(d. unm.) William® (d. at Havana,) and Sarah® (who m. Maj. Seth S. 
AValker, and resided at the homestead of James. ^)] 

Joseph,'* son of Samuel,^ son of Joseph,^ was Major, Town Clerk, 

Selectman, &c.; had wife Deborah (who afterwards m. James Gilmore of 
Portsmouth) and d. 16 July 1765, leaving ch. Daniel* b. 17 Oct. 1760 ; 
Joseph;* Samuel.* [Daniel* (Maj.) mar. (1) Mary Gilmore 7 Dec. 1780, 
and had Joanna® who m. Ebenezer Meserve ; m. (2) Mary Locke and had 
Winthrop® b. 13 Jan. 1789, (who m. Eleazer Locke and d. 28 Aug. 1844, 

leaving the homestead to DanieH and JoseplP his sons.] John,^ 

son of Capt. John,^ son of Joseph,^ m. l\Iary Jones, and lived (prob.) near 

Crummett’s mill. Joseph,'* brother to preceding, lived at Lamprey 

River, m. Sarah Glidden and had ch. John;* Winthrop;* Hannah* (m. 
Israel Gilman;) Sarah^ m. Winthrop Hilton ; Lydia;* Susanna* m. Icha- 
bod Hilton ; Andrew;* Elizabeth* m. Col. John Folsom ; Mary* m. Capt. 
Hubertes Neal ; Jose|)h.* Samuel'* brother to preceding, m. Marga- 
ret Lendall, and had Sarah;* John;* Susanna;* Margaret.* Benja- 

min'* (Capt.) brother to preceding, had the old place at Lubberland, was 
Selectman, one of Com. of Safety in his 70th year, Ac.; m. (1) Jemima, 
dau. of Dea. Edward Hall of Newmarket, and had Edward ;* John* b. 20 
Sej)t. 1732 ; Mary ;* he m. (2) Anna Veza, and had Samuel* b. 7 Mar. 
1761; he m. (3) Sarah Clark and had Benjamin* b. 1769; lie d. 13 Oct. 
1791 in his 83 year. [His son John* inherited the homestead, was se- 
lectman, a warm whig, a steady prop in the church, and was said to he so 
careful against himself in his dealings as to make it a saying that “ the 
Lieutenant was so straight that he leaned a little backward he was over 
six feet high, and died 24 Oct. 1819 ; his wife died 4 Mar. 1821, in her 87 
year. She was Lydia, dau. of Hon. Thomas Millet of Dover, and had ch. 
Benjamin ;® Thomas ;® Elizabeth ;® Jemima ;® John ;® Love ;® Lydia ;® Val- 
entine ;® Ebenezer.®] Ebenezer,^ brother of preceding, lived at 

the garrison, was a little troubled with pride of kin; m. Margaret Weeks 
of Greenland, and had ch. John* m. Mary Jewett; Comfort* m. Joseph 
Chesley ; Ebenezer* b. 13 Mar. 1758 ; Margaret* m. John Blydenburgh ; 
his widow mar. Flon. John Frost of New Castle. Ebenezer* just men- 
tioned, was educated at Dummer School, read law with Geo. Sullivan, 
opened an office in 1783 at the Falls; m. Mehitable, dau. of Jacob Sheafe 
of Portsmouth, 5 May 17f^5, was at the bar over 40 years. Representative 
6 years, was President of the Bar Association of Strafford County 28 years, 
aid to Gov. Gilman, Councillor for Strafford Co., appointed Judge of the 
Superior Court in 1798 (but declined,) and d. 24 Sept. 1831 ; his wife d. 
4 Sept. 1843, ch. Jacob;® Ebenezer;® (Rev.) Henry;® Alfred;® Mehita- 
ble® m. Ebenezer Coe ; Mary® m. Rev. John K. Young; Charles;® and 
five who died young. 


Genealogical Items relating to Dover N. II. [Jan. 

Snell, Christopher, taxed 1671. 

Stagpole, James, bom 1653, had a grant 1694; died 23 Aug. 1733. 
“ Mrs. Stagpole” died in 1782 aged 102. 

Stanton, Benjamin, had wife Eleanor, and children Benjamin b. 12 
Feb. 1724—5 ; Eleanor b. 9 July 1727, 

Starbird, Starbord, (any connection of Starhuck ?) Thomas, mar. 
Abigail Damon, 4 Jan. 1687, and had children, Jethro b. 28 Aug. 1689 ; 
Thomas b. 19 Oct. 1691 ; Agnes b. 4 Oct. 1693 ; Abigail b. 29 Sep. 1695 ; 
Elizabeth b. 15 Feb. 1699; John b. 16 Mar. 1701 ; Samuel b. 22 April 

1704. Thomas, had wife Margaret, and had children, Thomas b. 23 

March 1713-’14 ; Nathaniel b. 27 April 1716; Jethro b. 29 June 1718 ; 
Hannah b. 31 Jan. 1719-'’20 ; John b. 16 Nov. 1721 ; Samuel b. 16 Nov. 

1723 ; Margaret b, 31 May 1725. Samuel, had wife Rebekah, and 

children, Elizabeth b. 4 July 1725; Samuel b. 29 May 1727. 

Starbuck, Edward, born in 1604, is said to have come to Dover, from 
Derbyshire, England. He is first mentioned as receiving, 30 6 mo , 1643, 
a grant of forty acres of land on each side of “ Fresh River,” “ at Cutche- 
choe, next above the lot of John Baker at the little water brooke, and also 
1 platt of Marsh above Cutchechoe great Marsh that the brook that ri 

out of the great river runs through, first discovered by” Richard Waldenio, 
Edward Colcord, Edward Starbuck, and William Furber. He had other 
grants at different times ; one of marsh in Great Bay in 1643, one of the 
mill privilege at Cutchechoe 2d falls (with Thomas Wiggins) and of tim- 
ber to “ accommodate” in 1650, and various others. Indeed, Edward 
owned considerable land, and was evidently a man of substance as to pos- 
sessions, as tradition says he was in body. He was a Representative in 
1643 and 46, was an Elder in the church, and enjoyed various other tokens 
of respect given him by his fellow citizens. In fact he might have lived 
very comfortably at Dover, and died in the midst of his family, respected 
and contented, but that he embraced Baptist sentiments ; unable to agree 
with the people he left, though not until after after legal difficulties; so in 
1659 the Elder went off on an exploring expedition. In the course of his 
travels he met Thomas Macy and his family, (then troubled with a some- 
what similar inability to convince the people of Newbury,) James Coffin 
(a youth of about nineteen,) and Isaac Col man, a boy of twelve. These 
adventurers set sail in an open boat in the autumn of 1659, and in due 
time arrived at the Island of Nantucket, an eligible situation for men who 
liked plenty of water. They settled first at Matical, but afterwards moved 
to a more central place now called Cambridge. 

The next spring Edward went back to Dover to get his family. His 
daughters Sarah and Abigail were married and remained in Dover; but 
his wife Katharine went with him, and Nathaniel, Dorcas, and Jethro, his 
remaining children. So they settled down peaceably at Nantucket, and 
Dover lost a good citizen. Edward became a leading man in his new place 
of abode, being at one time the Magistrate of the Island, and always en- 
joying the esteem of his fellow islanders. He died 4, 12 mo., 1690. 

The children of the elder were Nathaniel,^ born 1636 ; Dorcas Sarah ;" 
Abigail ^ and Jethro.^ 

Of these Jethro was killed 27 May 1663 by a cart running over him ; 
the others had families as follows : — 

(To he Continued.) 


Will of Gregory Stone of Cambridge. 



Mr. Drake, — The documents communicated by me to the last number 
of the Register I am glad to see so correctly printed ; one of them indeed 
is done a little too correctly, that is, the mistake in my copy of the Indian 
Deed — fory^er/ge” — which you was enjoined to see set right in 
type, comes out an unaltered blunder. I send you for the next number 
tlie W^ill of Gregory Stone, and that of his brother Simon’s Wife, Mrs. 
Sarah Stone ; the latter is somewhat abridged, but the former I wish may 
be inserted at length, as it is one of the very few papers left by my An- 
cestor, which the worms and the teeth of time have not devoured, and lies 
at the foundation of the Genealogy of his race, by his humhlc descend- 
ant of the seventh generation, Wm. F. Stone. 

“ In the name of God, — Amen. I GREGORY STONE of Cambridge 
in New England, being through the Lord’s favo'' of sound Judgement and 
memory, do make ordeine my last will & testarn'^ in manner following, 
viz^. my imortall soul I do freely resigne into the armes mcrcyes of 
God my maker, Jesus christ my only redeemer, and to the holy spirit, to 
cary mee on lead mee forever, my body to be decently interred at the 
discrcion of my Xian friends. And for outwarde state I do dispose there- 
of as followeth, i. e. To my daughter Elizab. Potterf I do give ten 
pounds to be p‘h within halfc a yearc after my decease. To my 
grand child Lidca Fiske\ 1 do giue two acres of land lying in Westfield 
between y'^ lands of JiP. Ilolmes Thomas Oakes, to injoy it as soone 
as it shall be free of ye come sowne before my decease. To my grand 
child Jno'^. Stone, § sonne of David Stone, I do giue my little cow called 
mode, & my little young colt, or five pounds, prooided he live with my 
wife one yeare after my decease, A; do her faithfull service according to 
his best ability, during w^*^ time my wife shall find him his meat, drink & 
cloathing, A at the end of the year deliver him the above named cow & 
colt. To my dearly beloved wife Lidea Stone, || I do leave my dwelling 
house & lands thereunto adjoyneing, Pastures, come lands, meadowes, 
wood lands, and all the appurtenances thereof, as also all my household 
goods & other moveable estate not above bequeathed (excepting only my 
wearing cloathes to JrP. Stone & David Stone my sonnes). And it is my 
will that my wife shall injoy the whole during her life, provided always if 
shee do marry againe, then at her marriage shee shall resigne the houses 
lands adjoyneing with the appurtenances to those of my children to 
whomc I shall bequeath y® same, and while she injoys them it is my will 
that the houses & lands shall in all respects be kept in good repayre, by 
her, and so left when shee shall leave them. And to my three sonnes, 
John Stone, Daniel Stone & David Stone I do bequeath my dwelling 

*Oiir Correspondent sent in the copy of this article in IMay, 1849. It was subse- 
quently withdrawn, and owing to the sickness of its Author it could not be earlier 
furnislied. — Editor. 

f Wife of Potter of Ipswich — husband’s first name unknown. 

% Daut. of David Fiske by his 1st wife, Lydia Cooper, who was the daut. of Mrs. 
Slone by her 1st husband. 

(^Settled wath his father at the “Farms,” now Le.xington, including apiece of 

IjShe was “the widow Lidea Cooper” when Mr. Stone took her for his wife, and with 
her, it seems, her two children by the 1st husband, both of whom are named in the Will. 
Mrs. Slone died June 24, 1674. 

^ Of the four sons, 1. John settled on the borders of Sudbury Plantation, among 
the Indians at the Great Falls, then a perfect wilderness, now the populous village of 
Saxonville in F. Of “Elder John” and his romantic situation on the banks of the 


Will of Gregory Stone of Cambridge, 


house, barne, & lands adjoyneing, being by estimation fiften acres more 
or less, also the wood lotts, & priviledges of the coinons belonging there- 
unto, &L fifty acres of land lijng at my farme, being the halfe p^ of one 
hundred acres y^ I bad there ; the other fifty acres I dispose of to my 
sonnes Samuel Stone & Joseph Miriam. And some adition made mee by 
the Towne between it & my farme by Isaac Sternes, w^h 2 parcells I do 
order to my sonne David Stone for ten pounds towards his share, and this 
he shall injoy imediatly after my decease.) Also I do give to my said 
three sonnes the Tables, formes, bedsteads, & copper that are in the 
dwelling house. And it is my will yt when my said sonnes shall come 
to possess the aboves*^ houses & lands, whether at my wife’s death or 
manage w^^h shall first happen, my will is that it shall be in the liberty of 
my sonne Jn°. Stone to possesse the whole, he paying to his other two 
brothers thirty pounds a peece, i. e. To Daniel thirty pounds, & to David 
Twenty pounds, the ten pounds above mentioned being by mee appoynted 
to make up the thirty. Or if he my sonne John like not so to do, then I 
do order that they Joyntly sell y® whole, & divide y® pay, to Jn°. the one 
halfe pb & to my sonnes Daniel & David the other halfe. And the 
mainder of my estate in lands, cattell, chattels, moveables, debts, moneys, 
or wt ever, after my deare wife’s decease, I do give & bequeath y^ same 
to my three youngest children, to be equally divided between them, vizb 
to Elizab. Potter, Samuel Stone, & Sarah Miriam.* And I do ordeyne | 
my Sonnes John Stone, and Samuel Stone, Excecutors of this my last 
will & testam^, to whome I do comitt the care for their deare mother, my : 

wife. And in testimony that this is my last will, (renouncing all former | 

wills by mee made) I do hereunto put my hand & seale, this 22^h of No- I 
vemb^ 1672. 

Mem. before the divission be made as above, I do give bequeath to \ 
JiP Cooper ten pounds, & to Lidea Fiske ten pounds, and the remainder to ; 
be divided as above is declared. 1 

Sealed &dd. ' GREGORY 

In p^sence off STONE L J 

Thomas Danforth, sen’’ 

Edward Hall 

Solomon Prentess 

Taken upon Oath by all the witnesses subscribed — 14. 10. 1672. 

Before me Daniel Gookin, in p^'sence of M’’ Danforth on of the witnesses 

being both Magistrate & Recorder. 

river oppo.^ile the mouth of Cochitua brook, further notice may be given when we 
come to publish his Will. 2. Daniel was “ chirurgeon,'' first in Cambridge, then in Bos- 
ton, where I last find him in a curious suit against a patient in Charlestown, who had 
neglected or refused to pay the Doctor’s bill for cutting oil’ his leg — one item of the 
bill was “.£.30 for going over the ferry 65 times to heal the wound! ” No wonder that 
Ned Johnson demurred at this, thinking doubtless his butcher would have done the 
business quite as well for half the money. 3. David, settled ‘on the west side of his 
father’s Lexington “Farme,” now in the edge of Lincoln, where his descendant Gregory 
Slone lives on a part ot the ancestral estate. 4. Samuel, lived east of his brother 
David, in the centre of the Stone farm and village, where he and his family took an 
early and leading part in the settlement of Lexington, the N. Precinct of Cambridge. 

He was a patron and one of the first deacons of the infant church, with his nephew Dea. 
John Miriam. lie died Sept. 1715, m. 80^. The Old Sam Stone House, occupied by 
his posterity till the race run out, was pulled down but a few years since, and the 
name of Stone has become extinct in the town of Lexington. 

* The husband of Sarah Stone, Dea Gregory’s youngest daughter, was Joseph Mir- 
iam, of Concord, where he died in 1677, se 47 ; after which his widow seems to have 
lived with her brother’s children in Lexington. “ Widow Miriam died 8; 2: 1704.” 

Lex. Chh. Records.